On This Day in Film & TV for September 16

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
  • 1954 CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
  • 1963 "The Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1963 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • More Events in Film & TV

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1936 American actor Henry Fonda (31) weds Canadian-American socialite Frances Ford Seymour (28) at Christ Church, New York City
  • 1967 Comedic actor Bob Denver (32) weds second wife Jean Webber
  • 1967 Student and later actress Susan Tomalin marries fellow student Chris Sarandon (divorced 1979)

More Weddings & Divorces in Film & TV

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1946 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63
  • 1950 Pedro De Cordoba, American actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur), dies at 68
  • 1965 Fred Quimby, American Academy Award-winning animated film producer (Tom and Jerry cartoons), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1973 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
More Deaths in Film & TV