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May 29, 1942 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Yankee Doodle Dandy", based on life of George M. Cohan, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)

Actor James Cagney
Actor
James Cagney
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", world's best-selling single (estimated 100 million copies sold)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Kevin Conway, American actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • John Barrymore, American actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure at 60
1942 in Film & TV