On This Day in Film & TV for January 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1937 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
  • 1949 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
  • 1953 WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference with JFK
  • 1961 Walt Disney's animated film "101 Dalmatians", based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US
  • 1966 WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 Dark comedy film "M*A*S*H", directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, and based on novel by Richard Hooker, premieres (Palme d'Or 1970)
  • 1971 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1885 Else Mauhs [Alwine Julie Else Mauhs], German-Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon), born in Mülheim an der Ruhr (d. 1959)
  • 1891 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, British actress (The Devil Rides Out), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1896 Florence Mills [Winfrey], American cabaret singer, dancer and comedian, known as 'the Queen of Happiness', born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1927)
  • 1900 Mildred Dunnock, American actress (Baby Doll, Nun's Story), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1991)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1964 Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks
  • 1981 Actor Bill Murray (30) weds Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas; divorce in 1994

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