On This Day in Film & TV for October 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1941 "The Maltese Falcon" directed by John Huston and based on Dashiell Hammett's 1929 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, premieres in New York City
  • 1947 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
  • 1950 Ethel Waters becomes 1st Black lead actress on TV sit-com (Beulah)
  • 1951 CBS-TV airs the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prize fight; Australian light-heavyweight Dave Sands outpoints American Carl 'Bobo' Olson in 10 rounds at Chicago Stadium
  • 1952 1st video recording on magnetic tape in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1833 French composer Hector Berlioz (29) marries actress Harriet Smithson (30)
  • 1944 American comedian Jerry Lewis (18) marries American singer Patti Palmer (22); divorce in 1980
  • 1998 Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York

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