On This Day in Film & TV for July 18

Events in Film & TV

  • 1952 KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, Colorado (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 "The Nun's Story" based on the novel by Kathryn Hulme, starring Audrey Hepburn premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1970 WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1988 Shooting begins on Bond film "License to Kill"
  • 1992 Sharon Belden, of Florida, 25, crowned Miss World USA
  • 2013 46th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 2018 Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC, for reporting he was being investigated over historic child sexual assaults
  • 2020 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Mumbai
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1933 American heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds American Broadway singer and actress Hannah Williams (22); divorce in 1943
  • 1959 American actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36); divorce in 1977
  • 1992 Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2012 WWE wrestler John Cena (35) divorces Elizabeth Huberdeau (33) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 3 years of getting married

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1952 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer known as "The World's Tallest Man," dies at 46
  • 1958 John Gobau, Flemish actor (Electricity, Hostage Rights, The Cross-Patch), dies at 67
  • 1961 Kit Guard, Danish actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1969 Barbara Pepper [Marion], American actress (Foreign Correspondent, Green Acres, Rogue Tavern), dies of coronary thrombosis at 54
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