On This Day in Film & TV for May 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 "Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • 1956 KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1962 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win

Actress Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1966 18th Emmy Awards: The Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

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1979 1st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Jim Henson

Film release premierFilm Premier

1985 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 57th Cannes Film Festival: "Fahrenheit 9/11", directed by Michael Moore wins the Palme d'Or. First documentary to win.

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 2005 58th Cannes Film Festival: "The Child" directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2011 64th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2011 57th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry & Paul" Best Comedy, "Sherlock" Best Drama
  • 2012 Philip Philips is crowned the eleventh American Idol

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival

Actress and fashion designer Ashley Olsen
Actress and fashion designer
Ashley Olsen
  • 2016 69th Cannes Film Festival: "I, Daniel Blake," directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1823 Isabella Glyn Dallas, British Shakespearean actress, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1889)
  • 1879 Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (Blood and Sand), born in Yalta, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1898 RenĂ© de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), born in Denmark (d. 1977)

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1907 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)

  • 1908 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (d. 1970)
  • 1910 Johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right)
  • 1913 Andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal)
  • 1913 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, CA, actor (Docks of NY)
  • 1917 Nathan Davis, American actor
  • 1922 Judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide)
  • 1922 Quinn Martin, American television producer (d. 1987)
  • 1924 Helen Wedemeyer, Hilo Hawaii, actress (Hawaii Five-O)
  • 1927 Michael Constantine, Penn, actor (Room 222, Don't Drink the Water)
  • 1938 Frank Converse, actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On)
  • 1938 Richard Benjamin, American director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Susan Strasberg, American actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)
  • 1940 Michael Sarrazin, actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They)
  • 1941 Paul Winfield, LA, actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack)
  • 1942 Barbara Parkins, actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956 Douglas Heyes Jr, actor (Captains & Kings, Aspen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Gary Sweet, Australian actor
  • 1959 Ed Fry, actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World)
  • 1962 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1967 Brooke Smith, American actress
  • 1968 Kevin Carolan, American actor and comedian

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1970 Naomi Campbell, English model and actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped), born in London, England

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell
  • 1971 Manuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1972 Alison Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint/actress (Tightrope)
  • 1972 Anna Belknap, American actress (CSI NY), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • 1972 Annabel Chong, Singapore actress
  • 1973 Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor
  • 1974 Sean Gunn, American actor
  • 1974 A. J. Langer, American actress
  • 1975 Cole Hauser, actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22], born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1975 Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
  • 1977 Vinnie Potestivo, American TV Producer
  • 1977 Alastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1978 Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress
  • 1978 Katie Price, British model
  • 1979 Nadia Khan, TV Presenter
  • 1979 Maggie Q, American actress
  • 1980 Rhett Fisher, actor/musician
  • 1981 Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler
  • 1982 John Bobek, American actor
  • 1985 Caridee English, American Model

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy

Actress Anita Ekberg
Anita Ekberg
  • 1980 Actress Marlo Thomas & talk host Phil Donahue marry

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Actor and comedian Kevin Hart (23) weds Torrei Hart

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • 2005 "Alias" actor Kevin Weisman (34) weds Jodi Tanowitz at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 "Numb3rs" star David Krumholtz (32) weds actress Vanessa Britting (29) at The Plaza Hotel in New York City

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2001 Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1961 Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53
  • 1965 Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
  • 1972 Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80
  • 1975 Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90
  • 1975 Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), dies at 90
  • 1984 John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
  • 1986 Martin Gabel, actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63
  • 1988 Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
  • 1990 Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies
  • 1990 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • 1995 Robert Flemyng, actor (Kafka, Rebecca, Funny Face), dies at 83
  • 2004 Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • 2005 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • 2017 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), dies at 93