On This Day in Film & TV for October 4

Events in Film & TV

  • 1918 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC
  • 1957 TV sitcom "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • 1970 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
  • 1971 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.
  • 1978 Film adaptation of Ira Levin's novel "The Boys from Brazil", starring Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier premieres
  • 1980 ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1942 Actor Gregory Peck (26) weds real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (31)
  • 1980 "The Princess Bride" actor Chris Sarandon (38) weds model Lisa Cooper
  • 1997 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1971 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76
  • 1972 Colin Gordon, British actor (The Pink Panther, Casino Royale), dies at 61
  • 1976 Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), dies at 85
  • 1982 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), dies after suffering a stroke at 50
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