On This Day in Film and Television

  • May

Events in Film & TV

  • 1895 Henry Irving becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood
  • 1964 Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1974 Dean Martin Show last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1974 27th Cannes Film Festival: "The Conversation" directed by Francis Ford Coppola wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1979 32nd Cannes Film Festival: "Apocalypse Now" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and "Die Biechtrommel" directed by Volker Schlondorff jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • 1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe
  • 1989 "Indiana Jones & Last Crusade", directed by Stephen Spielberg and produced by George Lucas premieres
  • 1989 Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack
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Birthdays in Film & TV

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1948 Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1953 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
  • 1956 Guy Kibbee, American actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74
  • 1969 Mitzi Green [Elizabeth Keno], American child actress (Huckleberry Finn, Little Orphan Annie), dies from cancer at 48
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2003 Oscar winning-actress Kate Winslet (27) weds director Sam Mendes (36) in Anguilla Island
  • 2003 Actor and film director Kenneth Branagh (42) weds film art director Lindsay Brunnock in a secret ceremony
  • 2014 Rapper and record producer Kanye West (36) weds model Kim Kardashian (33) at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy
  • 2015 Actress and model Michelle Keegan (28) weds TV presenter Mark Wright (28) at Hengrave Hall estate in Suffolk
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