On This Day in Film & TV for May 28

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 The Jerry Colonna Show debuts on ABC-TV

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1951 Radio programme "Crazy People" (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 1953 Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody"
  • 1957 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1974 26th Emmy Awards: M*A*S*H, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win

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1976 29th Cannes Film Festival: "Taxi Driver" directed by Martin Scorsese wins the Palme d'Or

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

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1979 ABC premiere of TV's "The House on Garibaldi Street", based on the 1960 capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1982 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

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1983 "Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1990 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1994 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1995 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2006 59th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2017 Swedish film "The Square" directed by Ruben Ostlund wins the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1887 Hank Mann, American actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1892 Minna Gombell, American actress (Bad Girl, Thin Man, Hello Sister), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1973)
  • 1894 Sammy White, American comedian and actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1960)
  • 1897 Henry Kendall, British director and actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), born in London, England (d. 1962)
  • 1907 Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
  • 1908 Ian Lancaster Fleming, author (James Bond novels), born in London, England
  • 1910 Rachel Kempson, British actress (Captive Heart), born in Dartmouth, Devon, England (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Thora Hird, British actress (Last of the Summer Wine), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Scott McKay, Pleasantville Iowa, actor (Stage Door)
  • 1917 Marshall Reed, Englewood California, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup)
  • 1919 Frank Middlemass, actor (Island, Oliver Twist)
  • 1925 Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1931 Carroll Baker, Penn, actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow)
  • 1933 John Karlen, American actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • 1941 Beth Howland, actress (Vera - Alice, Company), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist
  • 1946 Madeleine Le Roux, Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle)
  • 1947 Patti Reynolds, playmate (Sept, 1965), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Sondra Locke, Shelbyville Tenn, actress (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
  • 1949 Sue Holderness, actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers)
  • 1950 Jim Harris, American professional wrestler
  • 1952 Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • 1953 Arto Lindsay, rocker/actor (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan)
  • 1956 Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)
  • 1962 Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • 1964 Leisa Sheridan, playmate (Jul, 1993), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1965 Christa Miller, American actress (Kate-Drew Carey Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Kari Wuhrer, American actress (Eight Legged Freaks), born in Brookfield, Connecticut
  • 1970 Morgan Fox, Prince George BC, playmate (Dec, 1990)
  • 1970 Ian Cashmore, English actor and paranormal investigator
  • 1970 Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002)
  • 1971 Isabelle CarrĂ©, French actress
  • 1974 Alicia Minshew, American actress
  • 1976 Liam O'Brien, American voice actor
  • 1977 Jeremy Borash, American professional wrestling announcer
  • 1979 Jesse Bradford, American actor
  • 1979 Monica Keena, American actress
  • 1982 Alexa Davalos, American actress
  • 1984 Beth Allen, New Zealand actress
  • 1986 Joseph Cross, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1948 Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

HeartWedding of Interest

1954 "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

  • 1988 Actress Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds actor Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)

HeartWedding of Interest

1998 "Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Politician Justin Trudeau (33) weds tv host Sophie Grégoire (30) in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • 2006 "Average Joe" actor Adam Mesh (30) weds Jessica Malca in Miami, Florida
  • 2010 "Beverly Hills 90210" actor Ian Ziering (46) weds Erin Kristine Ludwig at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California
  • 2011 Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas
  • 2011 Actress and former "Clean House" host Niecy Nash (41) weds electrical engineer Jay Tucker at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu
  • 2016 TV presenter Rick Edwards (37) weds Eastenders star Emer Kenny (26) at Kew Gardens in London, England
  • 2017 Actress Maggie Grace (33) weds entrepreneur Brent Bushnell in La Jolla, California
  • 2017 Mr. Robot screenwriter Sam Esmail (39) weds actress Emmy Rossum (30) at the East 55th Street Synagogue in New York City

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2013 Actress Courteney Cox and actor David Arquette divorce after 13 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1940 Randle Ayrton, British actor (The Manxman, Nell Gwyn), dies at 70
  • 1940 Walter Connolly, American actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies from a stroke at 53
  • 1969 Rhys Williams, Welsh actor (How Green Was My Valley, Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart), dies at 71
  • 1971 Audie Murphy, American actor (Whispering Smiths), dies of plane crash at 45
  • 1971 Jean Vilar, French actor (b. 1912)
  • 1975 Roy Roberts, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 1978 Arthur Brough, English actor (b. 1905)
  • 1984 Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58
  • 1986 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), dies at 79
  • 1987 Charles Ludlam, actor (Big Easy), dies at 44
  • 1990 Joseph Hardy, actor and director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71
  • 1995 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57

MurderMurder of Interest

1998 Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

  • 2003 Martha Scott, American actress (Ben-Hur), dies at 90
  • 2008 Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42
  • 2017 John Noakes, British TV presenter, dies at 83