On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 5

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952 "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (also known as "Vitameatavegamin") episode of "I Love Lucy" premieres, garnering 68% of US television viewers

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1940 Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)
  • 1978 "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (28) weds Lorrie Maheffey
  • 1990 "Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1951 Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54
  • 1968 Albert Van Dekker, American character actor (Dr. Cyclops; Beau Geste; The Wild Bunch), dies of accidental suffocation at 62
  • 1971 Alice Tissot, French actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1979 Shirley O'Hara, actress (Wild Party), dies at 68
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