On This Day in Film & TV for September 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1913 George M. Cohan's play "Seven Keys to Baldpate" premieres in NYC
  • 1949 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 Commercial television begins in the UK with the launch of ITV, soon airs the 1st advert on UK TV, for Gibbs SR toothpaste
  • 1955 On BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denies this was to spoil the launch of rival network ITV
  • 1957 Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner
  • 1958 KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum on NBC-TV: open channel D
  • 1966 Edward Albee's play "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1967)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1940 "Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California
  • 1958 Film director Sydney Pollack (24) weds actress Claire Bradley Griswold (22)
  • 1991 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2000 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

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