On This Day in Film & TV for June 29

Events in Film & TV

  • 1936 George M. Cohan is the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)
  • 1940 Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
  • 1953 XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
  • 1966 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins
  • 1988 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
  • 1989 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
  • 1990 Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1931 Actress Mary Astor (25) weds Dr. Franklyn Thorpe
  • 1956 Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for the 3rd time, this time marrying playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York
  • 1967 Actress Maggie Smith (32) weds actor Robert Stephens (35) in Greenwich, England

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1943 Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage
  • 2012 Actress Katie Holmes (33) divorces American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (50) allegedly due to disagreement about their religious beliefs and the raising of their daughter Suri, after 5 years of marriage

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