On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 4

Events in Film & TV

  • 1944 MGM releases film adaptation of "Gaslight", starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, and an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her film debut
  • 1959 "The 400 Blows", French film directed by François Truffaut, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, is released
  • 1964 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 Italian film "Seven Beauties" directed by Lina Wertmüller, starring Giancarlo Giannini, and Shirley Stoler released - first film directed by a women to be nominated for an Academy Award
  • 1991 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
  • 1999 "The Mummy" film directed by Stephen Sommers starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah premieres in the US
  • 2008 Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer
  • 2010 Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1962 Actor Christopher Plummer (32) weds columnist Patricia Lewis at the Marylebone Registry office in London
  • 1969 Actor Dustin Hoffman (31) weds actress Anne Byrne (25)
  • 1991 Actress Sharon Gless and producer Barney Rosenzeig marry

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