On This Day in Film & TV for July 2

Events in Film & TV

  • 1928 The Jenkins Television Corporation (owned by Charles Jenkins) goes on air with W3XK, the first television broadcasting station in the USA
  • 1941 Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" premieres in London
  • 1949 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1951 "Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio
  • 1955 "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC
  • 1958 Musical drama Film "King Creole" starring Elvis Presley based on a novel by Harold Robbins premieres
  • 1960 Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer's musical "Once Upon A Mattress", starring Carol Burnett and directed by George Abbott, closes at St. James Theater, NYC, after 470 performances
  • 1972 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren breaks world record for the 4th and final time with 5.63m in Eugene, Oregon
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1932 Platinum blonde screen goddess Jean Harlow (21) weds MGM producer Paul Bern (42)
  • 1953 Children's author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York
  • 2004 Actress Mira Sorvino (36) weds actor Christopher Backus (23) in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Dancer Mandie Taketa divorces talk show host Wayne Brady (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

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