On This Day in Film & TV for June 12

Events in Film & TV

  • 1913 "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
  • 1923 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC
  • 1939 Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
  • 1952 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: "One Summer of Happiness" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 1955 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
  • 1955 TV comedy "Mister Peepers" starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • 1958 "Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979
  • 1960 KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1875 Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor, born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor and radio play director (Tomorrow It Will Be Better), born in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1902 (Raymond) Lee Morgan, American actor (Dungeons of Harrow; The Last of the Fast Guns), born in Stanford, Texas (d. 1967)
  • 1908 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1988)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1997 Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California
  • 1999 Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California
  • 2009 Tennis ace Boris Becker (41) weds model Sharlely Kerssenberg in St Moritz, Switzerland; separate in 2018

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