On This Day in Film & TV for September 30

Events in Film & TV

  • 1939 In the first televised college football game, Fordham beats Waynesburg, 34-7 at Randalls Island, NY
  • 1947 In first televised World Series Baseball game, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; also largest WS crowd to date, 73,365
  • 1950 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcast on TV for 1st time
  • 1950 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
  • 1954 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", cast includes Julie Andrews, making her Broadway debut, opens at the Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 485 performances
  • 1955 American actor and cultural icon James Dean is killed in a car crash aged 24
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1932 Actor and director Ray Milland (27) weds Muriel Frances Weber
  • 1978 Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut
  • 1995 "Judging Amy" actress Amy Brenneman (31) weds TV and film director Brad Silberling (32)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2010 "CSI: Miami" actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces actress Brandi Glanville (37) due to irreconcilable differences after eight years of marriage

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