On This Day in Film & TV for July 12

Events in Film & TV

  • 1928 1st televised tennis match
  • 1953 KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
  • 1960 XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1976 1st "Family Feud" game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson
  • 1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film, starring Patti Lupone and Daniel Benzali, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London
  • 1993 Talk radio host Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)
  • 2002 Hindi film "Devdas" premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit (Best Film Filmfare Awards)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1933 Fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time Fred Astaire (34) weds socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter (25)
  • 1941 Actor William Holden (23) weds actress Brenda Marshall (25) in Las Vegas
  • 1968 American "The Monkees" singer Micky Dolenz (23) weds British model and television presenter Samantha Juste (24); divorce in 1975

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1973 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Larry Talbot-The Wolf Man, Lennie Small-Of Mice and Men), dies of heart failure at 67
  • 1976 Ted Mack, American TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
  • 1977 Ed Holmes, actor (Growing Paynes, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 66
  • 1982 Kenneth More, British actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House), dies of Parkinson's disease at 67
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