On This Day in Film & TV for October 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1939 NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field
  • 1942 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper, and starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains, premieres in New York; wins 3 Academy Awards
  • 1955 WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1979 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1967 Actor Morgan Freeman (30) weds Jeanette Adair Bradshaw
  • 1993 Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)
  • 2005 German film and television actress Uschi Glas (61) weds Dieter Hermann in Munich Palace

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (40) divorces actress Kate Hudson (28) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly six years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1918 Myrtle Gonzalez, American silent film actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, The Chalice of Courage, Her Great Part), dies from influenza and heart ailment at 27
  • 1981 Michael Granger, actor (Creature with Atom Brain, Pier 5 Havana), dies
  • 1984 Napoleon Whiting, actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
  • 1986 Ivor Francis, Canadian-American radio, stage, and screen character actor (Dusty's Trail; The Prisoner of Second Avenue), and acting teacher, dies at 67
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