On This Day in Film & TV for September 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1919 Frank Wedekind's play "Herakles" premieres in Munich
  • 1949 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins
  • 1954 Paramount Pictures releases "Rear Window", directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly
  • 1954 Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant opens infamous 10-day football mini camp in Junction, Texas; ordeal achieves legendary status becoming subject of 2001 book 'The Junction Boys' & television movie of the same name
  • 1955 KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1910 Actor John Barrymore (28) marries first wife actress Katherine Corri Harris (19) (divorced 1917)
  • 1940 American "Dragnet" and "M*A*S*H" actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon
  • 1949 American pop singer and actor Dean Martin weds second wife actress Jeanne Biegger; divorced in 1973

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1961 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (42) divorces American film producer James Hill (45) after 3-1/2 years of marriage

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