On This Day in Film & TV for July 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1956 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
  • 1967 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 BBC-TV broadcasts "Farewell", folk-rock band The Seekers final performance, draws 10 million viewers
  • 1984 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
  • 1992 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1999 Coming of age film "American Pie" is released, directed by Paul Weitz, starring Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, and an ensemble cast
  • 2001 "The Office" mockumentary created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman premieres on BBC Two in the UK
  • 2015 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1952 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd
  • 2005 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Diane Neal (28) weds Marcus Fitzgerald on a beach in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 Former Beverly Hills 90210 actress Tiffani Thiessen (31) weds actor-artist Brady Smith (33) at a private estate in Montecito, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Former contestant on "The Apprentice" and beauty queen Jennifer Murphy (28) divorces "Extreme Makeover" Bill Dorfman (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 1 year of marriage

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