On This Day in Film & TV for July 29

Events in Film & TV

  • 1928 Test footage first created for Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" with Mickey Mouse
  • 1954 Publication of "Fellowship of the Ring" 1st volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London
  • 1956 WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Jack Paar's "The Tonight show" premieres on NBC
  • 1965 Beatles movie "Help" has Royal World Premiere at the London Pavilion Theatre in the West End of London; of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon attend
  • 1983 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1988 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
  • 1992 Ira Lewis's one-act drama"Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 18 performances
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Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2006 Robyn Denise Moore divorces Oscar-winning actor Mel Gibson (55) due to irreconcilable differences after 31 years of marriage
  • 2016 Comedians and actors Amy Poehler and Will Arnett divorce after 12 years of marriage

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