On This Day in Film & TV for October 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1952 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
  • 1953 KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Jackie Gleason's sitcom "The Honeymooners" debuts on CBS, replacing his variety series; production ends after 39 episodes
  • 1955 WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, PR (TCI) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1949 Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church
  • 1984 Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)
  • 1988 Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1955 Charles Christie, American film studio owner, dies at 75
  • 1961 Donald Cook, American actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60
  • 1965 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • 1973 Joe Devlin, American actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 77
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