On This Day in Film & TV for November 2

Events in Film & TV

  • 1936 At 3pm the BBC begins the world's first regular high-definition TV broadcast service from specially constructed studios at Alexandra Palace, North London
  • 1936 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is established
  • 1946 New York City's WABC (AM & FM) radio stations change call letters to WCBS
  • 1946 New York City's WEAF (AM & FM) radio stations change call letters to WNBC
  • 1948 WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 BBC radio comedy "Hancock's Half Hour" debuts starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
  • 1966 KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" special premieres on CBS TV
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2009 "Sex and the City" actor Ron Livingston (41) weds actress Rosemarie DeWitt (34) in San Francisco

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2006 British singer Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1952 Maire O'Neill, Irish actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies
  • 1961 James Thurber, American humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
  • 1971 Martha Vickers, American actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless), dies after long illness at 46
  • 1980 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies
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