On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 12

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 KUHT TV channel 8 (PBS) in Houston, TX, begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra television special; Elvis sings Sinatra's 1957 Cy Coleman hit "Witchcraft", and Frank performs Presley's 1956 classic "Love Me Tender"
  • 1963 Bob Dylan walks out of "The Ed Sullivan Show" over a dispute about his song choice
  • 1967 20th Cannes Film Festival: "Blowup" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1968 WSKG TV channel 46 (PBS) in Binghamton, NY, begins broadcasting
  • 1970 KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1977 Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation: "Ryan's Hope" and "Family Feud" win
  • 1981 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander, NYC: runs for 333 performances
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1959 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (27) marries for the 4th time to entertainer Eddie Fisher (30)
  • 1971 Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias (31) at St Tropez Town Hall, France
  • 2001 American actor Eddie Cibrian (28) weds TV personality Brandi Glanville (28) at the beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2004 Model-actress Ali Landry (30) files for an annulment to her marriage to "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to infidelity, less than 2 weeks after getting married
  • 2016 Actress Billie Piper and fellow actor Laurence Fox divorce after 8 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1941 Ruth Stonehouse, American silent film actress and director, dies at 48
  • 1956 Louis Calhern, American actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), dies at 61
  • 1957 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American film director and actor (Greed; La Grande Illusion; Sunset Boulevard), dies of prostate cancer at 71
  • 1965 Roger Vailland, French author (Drôle de jeu, La loi) and screenwriter, dies at 57
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