On This Day in Film & TV for July 15

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields' musical comedy "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 608 performances; wins a Tony Award for choreography
  • 1968 "One Life to Live", American soap opera, premieres on TV
  • 1974 TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck shoots herself live on WXLT-TV, Florida, first person to commit suicide in a live broadcast
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1965 Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg
  • 2011 American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands

Divorces in Film & TV


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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1876 Aleksander Fredro, Polish poet and comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
  • 1940 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 1947 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), dies at 72
  • 1957 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), dies from a heart attack at 74
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