On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for September 24

Events in Film & TV

  • 1930 G Kaufman & M Hart's comedy "Once in a Lifetime" premieres in NY
  • 1930 Noël Coward's play "Private Lives" premieres in London
  • 1948 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955 "The Judy Garland Special" kicks off the anthology performance series "Ford Star Jubilee" on CBS-TV
  • 1962 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Ringo Starr forms Brikley Building Company Ltd
  • 1968 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1968 "That's Life" premieres - A Broadway musical type TV show
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1953 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (34) weds Argentine singer Dick Haymes (35) at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; divorce in 1955
  • 1964 American actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds American film producer and director Matt Cimber (28) in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico; divorce in 1966
  • 1993 Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1939 Carl Laemmle, German-born American film producer (Universal Pictures), dies of cardiovascular disease at 72
  • 1948 Warren William [Krech], American actor (The Wolf Man, Cleopatra), dies of multiple myeloma at 53
  • 1953 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, dies at 68
  • 1967 Orville Caldwell, American actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning), dies at 71
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