On This Day in Film & TV for June 27

Events in Film & TV

  • 1929 1st color Television demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC
  • 1947 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 "Captain Video & His Video Rangers" debut on DUMONT-TV - Television's first sci-fi series
  • 1955 "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1958 8th Berlin International Film Festival: Ingmar Bergman's "Wild Strawberries" wins Golden Bear
  • 1959 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances
  • 1966 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1973 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California; divorce 1964
  • 1992 "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (36) weds actor Michael E. Knight (33)
  • 1993 American actress Julia Roberts (25) weds American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana; divorce in 1995

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage

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