On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for November 21

Events in Film & TV

  • 1946 "The Best Years of Our Lives", film directed by William Wyler, based on MacKinlay Kantor's novella Glory for Me, starring Myrna Loy and Fredric March, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1947)
  • 1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title
  • 1953 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Entertainer Jack Benny (violin) and US Vice-President Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1881 Arthur Chesney [Kellaway], British stage and screen character actor (The Lodger; Chelsea Life), born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1949)
  • 1894 Corinne Griffith, American actress dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen" (3 Hours, Lilies of Field), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1979)
  • 1894 Max Miller [Thomas Henry Sargent], English comedian known as The Cheeky Chappie, born in Brighton, England (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Jobyna Ralston, American actress (For Heaven's Sake), born in South Pittsburg, Tennessee (d. 1967)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1983 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
  • 1983 Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)
  • 1987 American actress Demi Moore (25) weds American actor Bruce Willis (32) at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas; divorce in 2000

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