On This Day in Film & TV for November 18

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 "Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
  • 1932 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. "Grand Hotel" and Helen Hayes also win.
  • 1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • 1959 "Ben-Hur" directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Academy Awards Best Picture 1960)
  • 1974 "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" by English progressive rock band Genesis is released, their last to feature original frontman Peter Gabriel
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1966 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola
  • 2000 "Queen" guitarist Brian May (53) weds "EastEnders" actress Anita Dobson (51) in a civil ceremony at Richmond Register Office
  • 2000 Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (31) weds actor/producer Michael Douglas (56) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City

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