On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney
  • 1943 Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance
  • 1953 1st non-commercial educational television station - Houston, Texas
  • 1964 16th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win
  • 1964 Frank Gilroy's dramatic play "The Subject Was Roses", starring Jack Albertson and Martin Sheen, opens at Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 832 performances; wins Pulitzer Prize, and 2 Tony Awards
  • 1966 "Au Hasard Balthazar", French film directed by Robert Bresson, starring Anne Wiazemsky and Fran├žois Lafarge, is released
  • 1969 "Midnight Cowboy" directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1970)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1901 Anton Chekhov (41), Russian physician, dramatist and author marries actress Olga Knipper (31)
  • 1996 Actress Kelley Menighan (29) weds actor-singer Jon Hensley (31) in Chicago, Illinois
  • 2002 German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (31) weds British film director Matthew Vaughn (31) in Suffolk, England

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2000 Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage
  • 2012 Actress Halina Mlynkova (35) divorces actor Lukasz Nowicki (39) after 9 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1862 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), dies at 60
  • 1940 Joe De Grasse, Canadian film director, dies at 67
  • 1971 Terence De Marney, British actor (Lorna Doone, Doctor Who, The Immortal Gentleman), dies after accidentally falling under a subway at 63
  • 1974 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), dies at 91
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