On This Day in Film & TV for January 7

Events in Film & TV

  • 1894 William K.L. Dickson captures "Fred Ott's Sneeze" as a motion picture at Thomas Edison's Black Mariah Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]
  • 1925 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
  • 1955 WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • 1968 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
  • 1973 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1982 TV series "Fame", based on the film of the same name, starring Debbie Allen and an ensemble cast premieres on NBC TV
  • 1985 Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King & I", still starring Yul Brynner opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 191 performances
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1911 Actress Mary Pickford (19) weds actor Owen Moore (25)
  • 1995 Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia
  • 2006 Punky pop singer P!nk (26) weds motocross daredevil and "The Surreal Life" actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1985 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

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