On This Day in Film & TV for October 28

Events in Film & TV

  • 1856 French Magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin performs for Algerian Marabouts in Algeria to convince them that French magic is the stronger
  • 1921 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
  • 1941 "How Green Was My Valley" based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara premieres in New York (Best Picture 1942)
  • 1957 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1978 NBC's premiere of Kiss' acting debut, "Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park" TV film
  • 2001 The indie cult hit "Donnie Darko", starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
  • 2007 "Bee Movie" premieres in the US and the UK
  • 2015 Third Republican presidential candidates debate run by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado
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Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV


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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1905 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies
  • 1939 Alice Brady, American silent and talkie film actress (My Man Godfrey; The Gay Divorcee; Zenobia), dies of cancer at 46
  • 1969 Constance Dowling, actress (Blind Spot), dies of cardiac arrest at 49
  • 1973 Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
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