On This Day in Film & TV for July 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1922 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller first to break 1 minute barrier for 100m freestyle; swims 58.6s at Alameda, CA
  • 1937 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1940 Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films
  • 1941 BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th symphony)
  • 1941 Tom and Jerry first appear under their own names in cartoon "The Midnight Snack" by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • 1942 US première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in NYC by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini in a concert broadcast nationwide on NBC radio
  • 1953 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1966 American saloon singer Frank Sinatra (50) marries American actress Mia Farrow (21) at the Las Vegas, Nevada home of casino executive Jack Entratter; divorce in 1968
  • 1971 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds British model Heather Taylor (24)
  • 2003 "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini (33) weds actor/salsa musician Angelo Pagan (45) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1945 George Barbier, American actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary), dies at 80
  • 1964 Carol Veazie, actress (Maude-Norby), dies at 69
  • 1965 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), dies from cancer at 62
  • 1970 Barry Wood {Louis Rappaport], American singer (Your Hit Parade), and television producer, dies at 61
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