On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 10

Events in Film & TV

  • 1849 Astor Place Riot: Backers of American actor and working class hero Edwin Forrest attempt to disrupt British actor William McReady's performance at Astor Place Opera House in NYC; Military troops supporting police shoot at the crowd, killing between 22 and 31 [1]
  • 1928 WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1956 9th Cannes Film Festival: "The Silent World" directed by Jacques Cousteau and Louis Malle wins the Palme d'Or
  • 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
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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
  • 2005 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

Divorces in Film & TV


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