On This Day in Film & TV for October 17

Events in Film & TV

  • 1956 "Around the World in 80 Days", based on the book by Jules Verne, directed by Michael Anderson and starring David Nivon and Cantinflas, premieres in New York
  • 1957 Musical film "Jailhouse Rock" starring Elvis Presley premieres in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1962 The Beatles make their live television debut, appearing on Manchester's local "People And Places" program, performing ‘Some Other Guy’ and their new single ‘Love Me Do’
  • 1965 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS
  • 1968 "Bullitt" directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset is 1st released
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1945 American actress Ava Gardner (22) weds American bandleader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood; divorce in 1946
  • 1968 Jazz trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr (35) weds actress Ulla Andersson (22)
  • 1982 American singer and actor Robert Goulet (48) weds his Macedonian business partner and manager, artist, and writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1917 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59
  • 1921 Katherine Griffith [Kiernan], American actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 45
  • 1956 Anne Crawford, British film actress (Knights of the Round Table), dies of leukaemia at 35
  • 1966 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), dies at 92
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