On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 31

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1962 "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1965 12th National Film Awards (India): "Charulata" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1968 Movie star James Stewart retires from the US Air Force after 27 years of service
  • 1970 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1992 "The 1992 Boat Show" - the 193rd and final episode of US comedy series "Night Court" - airs on NBC-TV, completing a 9 season run
  • 2004 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2002 "NYPD Blue" actress Sharon Lawrence (30) weds doctor Thomas Apostle at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles
  • 2008 "Law & Order" actress Alana De La Garza (31) weds writer Michael Roberts in Orlando, Orange County, Florida
  • 2010 Actress Jane Lynch marries clinical psychologist Lara Embry in Sunderland, Massachusetts (divorced 2014)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1949 American singer and actress Doris Day (27) divorces American saxophonist George Weidler (23) after 3 years of marriage
  • 2007 Actress Billie Piper and radio DJ Chris Evans divorce after 6 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1947 Adrienne Ames [McClure], American actress (Black Sheep; 24 Hours), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1977 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)
  • 1987 Dorothy Patrick, Canadian-American actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies at 65
  • 1989 Terry Drinkwater, American CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer
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