On This Day in Film & TV for May 10

Events in Film & TV

  • 1928 WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming

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1952 5th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice" directed by Orson Welles and "Two Cents Worth of Hope" directed by Renato Castellani jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • 1953 KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 8th Cannes Film Festival: "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann wins Palme d'Or
  • 1956 KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

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1956 9th Cannes Film Festival: "The Silent World" directed by Jacques Cousteau and Louis Malle wins the Palme d'Or

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

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1973 Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee
  • 1982 WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)
  • 1982 WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
  • 1983 "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV

Music concertMusic Concert

1994 Barbra Streisand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1996 "Twister" disaster film written by Michael Crichton starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton premieres

Actress Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
Novelist Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton

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2010 Flavor Flav guest hosts the wrestling show WWE Raw

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav

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2015 61st British Academy Television Awards: "The Graham Norton Show" Best Comedy, "Happy Valley" Best Drama

TV Host and Comedian Graham Norton
TV Host and Comedian
Graham Norton

Birthdays in Film & TV

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1838 John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, born in Bel Air, Maryland (d. 1865)

  • 1882 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1889 Mae Murray, American silent screen actress, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1965)

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1899 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 1902 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
  • 1912 Harold Myers, film journalist
  • 1914 Charles McGraw, American actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Bert van Dongen, [Abraham J. Cohen], singer, impressionist and actor
  • 1921 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1930 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1931 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), born in Trevico, Campania (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Francoise Fabian, Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)
  • 1934 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • 1934 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1938 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • 1938 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1940 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1943 David Clennon, American actor
  • 1944 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • 1946 Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
  • 1947 Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
  • 1953 Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • 1953 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1955 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • 1960 Victoria Rowell, actress (Drucilla-Young & Restless), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1961 Teri Copley, Arcadia California, actress (Mickey-We've Got it Made)
  • 1961 Johanna ter Steege, Dutch actress
  • 1965 Linda Evangelista, St Catherines Canada, supermodel (Elite)
  • 1968 Erik Palladino, American actor
  • 1968 Al Murray, British comedian
  • 1969 Judson Mills, Purcellville Va, actor (Hutch-As The World Turns)
  • 1970 Dallas Roberts, American actor
  • 1970 Sally Phillips, English comedian and actress (Smack the Pony, Miranda), born in Hong Kong
  • 1971 Adriano Giannini, Italian actor
  • 1972 Emma Ridley, Hanpstead England, actress (Return to Oz)
  • 1974 Janet Reasons, Port Orchard Washington, Miss America-Washington (1997)
  • 1977 Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
  • 1978 Kenan Thompson, American actor
  • 1982 Despina Caldis, Greek-Australian actress
  • 1989 Lindsey Shaw, American actress
  • 1993 Mirai Shida, Japanese actress
  • 2000 Shyann McClure, American actress and model

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2003 "Broadway" singer-actress Carol Channing (82) weds Harry Kullijian at Big Valley Grace Community Church in Modesto, California
  • 2003 "Ocean's Eleven" director and producer Steven Soderbergh (40) weds former fashion model Jules Asner (35) in Manhattan, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
  • 2012 Food Network chef Robert Irvine (46) weds "TNA" pro wrestler Gail Kim (35) in California
  • 2013 "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shenae Grimes (23) weds model and musician Josh Beech at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1994 Drew Barrymore (19) files for divorce from Jeremy Thomas (31)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1733 Barton Booth, British actor (Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre), dies at approximately 52
  • 1937 William Tedmarsh, British silent movie actor (Two Beds and No Sleep), dies at 61
  • 1942 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • 1973 Jack E Leonard, American comedian, dies at 62

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1977 Joan Crawford, American actress (Mildred Pierce), dies at 72

Actress Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
  • 1984 Robert Moore, actor (Marshall-Diana), dies at 56
  • 1990 Susan Oliver, actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1992 John Lund, actor (Perils of Pauline), dies at 81
  • 1995 Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
  • 2001 Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Yves Robert, French actor, screenwriter and director (b. 1920)
  • 2006 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
  • 2008 Jessie Jacobs, Australian Actress (b. 1990)
  • 2016 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), dies at 93