On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 24

Events in Film & TV

  • 1895 Henry Irving becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood
  • 1963 Barbra Streisand performs "Happy Days Are Here Again" at White House Press Correspondents Dinner, and meets US President John F. Kennedy

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2003 Oscar winning-actress Kate Winslet (27) weds director Sam Mendes (36) in Anguilla Island
  • 2003 Actor and film director Kenneth Branagh (42) weds film art director Lindsay Brunnock in a secret ceremony
  • 2014 Rapper and record producer Kanye West (36) weds model Kim Kardashian (33) at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1948 Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1953 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
  • 1956 Guy Kibbee, American actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74
  • 1969 Mitzi Green [Elizabeth Keno], American child actress (Huckleberry Finn; Little Orphan Annie), dies from cancer at 48
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