On This Day in Film & TV for October 24

Events in Film & TV

  • 1926 Harry Houdini's last performance, at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1929 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio
  • 1948 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released
  • 1976 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • 1987 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
  • 2002 Wuxia film "Hero" directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Jet Li released in China (US release 2004)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1957 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant
  • 1969 "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)
  • 2015 American Idol winner and singer Phillip Phillips (25) weds longtime girlfriend Hannah Blackwell at the Resora Plantation in Albany, Georgia

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