On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 15

Events in Film & TV

  • 1928 Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film "Plane Crazy"
  • 1954 KGLO (now KIMT) TV channel 3 in Mason City, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 KPUA (now KGMD) TV channel 9 in Hilo, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 "Gigi" based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)
  • 1959 12th Cannes Film Festival: "Black Orpheus" directed by Marcel Camus wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1960 KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 "L'Avventura", Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti. premieres at Cannes
  • 1961 "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1948 American dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (26) weds American pop singer Tony Martin (34)
  • 1965 Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York
  • 1993 British-American actress Jane Seymour (42) weds American actor James Keach (45); divorce 2015

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1698 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (Fête de Vénus), dies at 56
  • 1833 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), dies at 46
  • 1933 Ernest Torrence, Scottish actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies from complications following surgery for gall stones at 54
  • 1952 Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), dies at 84
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