On This Day in Film & TV for July 17

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 Construction of Disneyland commences in Anaheim, California
  • 1955 Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1942 American movie actress Lana Turner (21) weds 2nd husband, American actor and restaurateur Steve Crane (annulled due to uncompleted divorce from prior marriage)
  • 1954 Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24); divorce in 1969
  • 1988 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1975 Beatle member Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox Starkey divorce, after 10 years of marriage

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