On This Day in Film & TV for October 5

Events in Film & TV

  • 1945 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
  • 1946 1st Cannes Film Festival ends
  • 1947 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House
  • 1949 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins
  • 1958 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 "Breakfast at Tiffany's" film, based on the novella by Truman Capote, directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, and Buddy Ebsen, premieres
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1937 Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)
  • 1945 American actress Janet Leigh (18) weds American sailor Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California; divorce in 1949
  • 1968 "The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1991 Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage
  • 2007 Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

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