On This Day in Film & TV for July 14

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
  • 1968 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 "Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released
  • 1969 WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1982 Musical film adaptation of "Pink Floyd - The Wall", directed by Alan Parker, starring Bob Geldof, and written by Roger Waters, premieres at the Empire, Leicester Square, in London,
  • 1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
  • 1987 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1966 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas
  • 1994 Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) at St. Stephen Walbrook Church in London
  • 2007 American actor Jerry O'Connell (33) weds Xmen's "Mystique" Rebecca Romijn (34) at Calabasas, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1987 Actor Michael Biehn (30) divorces actress Carlene Olson (32) after 7 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1942 Neel Doff, Dutch Belgian writer, writing in French, dies at 84
  • 1943 Johannes "Frits" Bakker Sr, Dutch actor, dies at 74
  • 1954 Jackie Saunders, American silent screen actress (b. 1892)
  • 1970 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
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