On This Day in Film & TV for January 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1929 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president
  • 1947 1st opening session of Congress to be televised - it did not happen again until 1977
  • 1949 "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
  • 1952 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • 1963 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Jack Paar shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You", and says he understands that science was working on a cure for the phenomenon
  • 1967 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1987 Singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams (23) marries Ramon T. Hervey in NYC; divorce 1997
  • 1987 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa
  • 2003 Actress Emily Mortimer (31) weds actor Alessandro Nivola (30) in Chilterns, Buckinghamshire

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1858 Rachel Félix [Elisabeth "Eliza/Élisa"], French singer and actress (Muse), dies at 36
  • 1933 Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), dies at 37
  • 1942 Pauline Beersmans [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70
  • 1965 Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
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