On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1931 Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running association with CBS radio, various programs continue until 1945
  • 1939 Batman first appears in Detective Comics #27
  • 1941 "Citizen Kane", directed by Orson Welles and starring himself, Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Corningore, premieres at the Palace Theater in New York City
  • 1950 WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Larry King's 1st radio broadcast
  • 1960 7th National Film Awards (India): "Apur Sansar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1976 Empress Lilly, replica of a paddle steamer, dedicated at Walt Disney World, Florida
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1967 King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1982 Actress Kate Jackson (33) weds business executive David Greenwald in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1991 Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1978 Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1937 Snitz Edwards [Edward Neumann], Hungarian-American stage and silent film actor ("Phantom of the Opera"; "College"), dies at 69
  • 1954 Tom Tyler [Vincent Markowsky], American actor (Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), dies from heart failure at 50
  • 1957 Grant Mitchell, American actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82
  • 1969 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), dies from cancer at 56
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