On This Day in Film & TV for January 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1931 VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
  • 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS
  • 1947 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens in Hollywood, California
  • 1954 11th Golden Globes: The Robe, Spencer Tracy, & Audrey Hepburn win
  • 1958 KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC
  • 1985 Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
  • 1987 Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1960 Comedic actor Bob Denver (25) weds Maggie Ryan in California
  • 2005 Businessman and "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump (58) weds former model Melania Knauss (34) at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida

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