On This Day in Film & TV for September 17

Events in Film & TV

  • 1948 KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
  • 1948 WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 3rd Cannes Film Festival: "The Third Man" directed by Carol Reed wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1949 WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Television is first broadcast in Australia
  • 1957 KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
  • 1963 "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1918 Abbott and Costello straight man Bud Abbott (22) weds Betty Smith
  • 1954 Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City
  • 1957 Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds legally married Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (56), by proxy in Juarez, Mexico; annulled in 1962; remarry in 1966

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