On This Day in Film & TV for July 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1941 1st commercial TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
  • 1941 Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial
  • 1941 WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1941 WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1952 English architect Michael Ventris says he has solved one of the 20th century's greatest linguistic riddles, by deciphering Linear B in BBC interview. Is an ancient form of Greek on clay tablets from Minoan palace of Knossos. [1]
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1961 Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart
  • 1989 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner weds playmate Kimberly Conrad
  • 1990 Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2011 "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (40) divorces actor Thomas Jane (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
  • 2011 Actor Ryan Reynolds (34) and actress Scarlett Johansson (26) divorce due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage
  • 2011 Ann Serano Lopez divorces actor and talk show host George Lopez (49) due to irreconcilable differences

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