On This Day in Film & TV for September 20

Events in Film & TV

  • 1952 KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WCAE TV channel 50 in St John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1976 "The Captain and Tennille" television musical-variety show debuts in US (ABC)
  • 1984 "The Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV starring Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1975 British comic actor Dudley Moore (40) weds American actress Tuesday Weld (31); divorce in 1980
  • 1997 "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada (48) weds Nanette Mirkovich
  • 2002 "The Matrix" actor Laurence Fishburne (41) weds actress Gina Torres (33) at The Cloisters museum in New York City

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1951 Actor Jackie Coogan (36) divorces Ann McCormack after 5 years of marriage
  • 1983 Actor James Woods (36) divorces costume designer Kathryn Morrison after 3 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1721 Thomas Doggett, British comedy actor (Drury Lane Theatre), dies at approximately 51
  • 1927 George Nichols, American director and actor (His Favorite Pastime, Star Boarder), dies at 62 or 63
  • 1946 Raimu [Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire], French actor (The Baker's Wife, Marius, Fanny), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • 1949 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), dies from a heart attack at 56
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