On This Day in Film & TV for September 8

Events in Film & TV

  • 1894 Employed by Thomas Edison, William K.L. Dickson films first boxing match at West Orange, New Jersey, an exhibition between world heavyweight champion James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney
  • 1921 1st Miss America crowned in Atlantic City - Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington, D.C.

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1953 American movie actress Lana Turner (32) weds 4th husband, "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34); divorce in 1957
  • 1963 Academy Award-winning actress Geraldine Page (38) weds actor Rip Torn (32) in Pinal, Arizona
  • 2012 "Big Brother" TV personality winner Rachel Reilly (27) weds fellow Big Brother player Brendon Villegas (32) at the top of AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2009 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (36) divorces glamour model Katie Price (31) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

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