On This Day in Film & TV for July 16

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, Minnesota (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • 1977 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • 1990 Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
  • 1990 Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 2001 "Jurassic Park III", starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, premieres in the US
  • 2004 Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators
  • 2012 "The Dark Knight Rises", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, premieres in New York
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1960 American actress Vera Miles (30) weds American actor-director-screenwriter Keith Larsen (36); divorce in 1971
  • 1972 American actress Natalie Wood (33) weds American actor Robert Wagner (40) for the second time, aboard the Ramblin' Rose, moored off Malibu, California
  • 1988 "Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2001 "Kate & Leopold" actress Meg Ryan (38) divorces actor Dennis Quaid (46) after 9 years of marriage
  • 2012 British actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces American pop star Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

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