On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 18

Events in Film & TV

  • 1897 Paul Dukas' symphonic scherzo "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" (used in Disney's Fantasia film) premieres, based on poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 1912 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
  • 1927 Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood, California
  • 1958 11th Cannes Film Festival: "The Cranes Are Flying" directed by Mikhail Kalatozov wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1961 14th Cannes Film Festival: "The Long Absence" directed by Henri Colpi and "Viridiana" directed by Luis Bunuel jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • 1964 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
  • 1965 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • 1965 WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1996 "As the World Turns" actor Shawn Christian (30) weds personal trainer Deborah Quinn in Gun Lake, Michigan
  • 2003 Actress Rena Sofer (34) weds director and producer Sanford Bookstaver (29) in Malibu, California
  • 2005 Television presenter and former Miss Germany Verona Feldbusch (37) weds German entrepreneur Franjo Pooth at the San Diego Court House in San Diego, California

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