1939: Actor Jackie Coogan (24) divorces actress Betty Grable (22) after 2 years of marriage.
1944: "Laura" directed by Otto Preminger starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews is released in NYC, New York.
1950: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS.
1975: "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host.
1991: Redd Foxx, American comedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68.