On This Day in Film & TV for March 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1864 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
  • 1928 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records featuring Bing Crosby
  • 1941 Captain America created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is first published by Timely Comics (premiere issue released on December 20, 1940)
  • 1953 After an all-night movie and dinner session with his top advisers, Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.
  • 1953 KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
  • 1953 WFBG TV (later WTAJ) channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1968 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky
  • 1987 "The Last Picture Show" actress Cybill Shepherd (37) weds Dr. Bruce Oppenheim (38) in San Fernando Valley
  • 2003 "The Silence of the Lambs" actor Anthony Hopkins (65) weds actress-producer Stella Arroyave (47) in Malibu, California

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