On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 27

Events in Film & TV

  • 1933 Walt Disney's short film "3 Little Pigs" released (Academy Award Best Animated film 1934)
  • 1949 Martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane
  • 1955 "The Red Buttons Show", last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1969 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1969 Walt Disney World construction begins at Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • 1971 24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1977 30th Cannes Film Festival: "Padre Padrone" directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1977 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1949 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (31) weds Pakistani race horse owner Prince Aly Khan (37); separate in 1951, divorce finalized in 1953
  • 1994 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh (43) weds wife No. 3, aerobic instructor Marta Fitzgerald (35), at the home of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; divorced 2004
  • 1995 "Friends" actress Lisa Kudrow (31) weds French advertising executive Michel Stern (37) in Malibu

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2003 Actress Angelina Jolie (26) divorces actor Billy Bob Thornton (47) due to irreconcilable differences

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1958 Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46
  • 1960 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, The Cameraman, Doughboys), dies at 65
  • 1960 George Zucco, British actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), dies at 74
  • 1969 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), dies of an intracranial hemorrhage at 43
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