On This Day in Film & TV for November 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1939 Romantic comedy film "Ninotchka" directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Greta Garbo premieres
  • 1953 KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, MT (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • 1962 Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands elected Miss World
  • 1964 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances
  • 1969 "An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte ", music special with arrangements by Michel Legrand, premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1970 Comedy troupe "The Goodies" make their television debut on the BBC
  • 1973 Apple Records releases "Ringo", Ringo Starr's third studio album, in the UK; his biggest commercial and critical success, featuring the singles "Photograph", "You're Sixteen", and "Oh My My"
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1931 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer
  • 1935 "Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1936 Actor John Barrymore (54) marries fourth wife Elaine Barrie (21) (divorced 1940)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1931 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage
  • 2004 Hotel heiress and fashion model Nicky Hilton (21) divorces businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) due to bi-coastal relationship after nearly 3 months of marriage

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