On This Day in Film & TV for January 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1894 William K.L. Dickson's motion picture "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" aka "Fred Ott's Sneeze" receives first US copyright for the format; it was filmed a few days earlier at Edison Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]
  • 1936 Noël Coward's stage drama "Astonished Heart" premieres in London
  • 1940 James Thurber and Elliott Nugent's stage comedy "The Male Animal" premieres at the Cort Theater. NYC; runs for 243 performances
  • 1956 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live, for a 2nd time, on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series
  • 1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV
  • 1976 Ringo Starr releases single "Oh My My" in the UK
  • 1979 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"
  • 1984 "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2007 "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California
  • 2009 High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2010 Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

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