On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 29

Events in Film & TV

  • 1942 Bing Crosby records Irving Berlin's song "White Christmas", world's best-selling single (estimated 100 million copies sold)
  • 1942 "Yankee Doodle Dandy", based on life of George M. Cohan, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)
  • 1949 Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC
  • 1949 1st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "The Best Years of Our Lives" Best Film
  • 1949 2nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "Hamlet" Best Film
  • 1950 3rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "Bicycle Thieves" Best Film
  • 1956 WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1961 "A Raisin in the Sun", film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's stage play, starring the Broadway cast including Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, John Fiedler, and Ivan Dixon premieres
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1992 American "Chaplin" and "Iron Man" actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds American actress and singer Deborah Falconer (26); divorce in 2004
  • 2004 "Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf (35) weds "Real World" cast member Kelley Limp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2006 "America's Next Top Model" first winner Adrianne Curry (23) weds "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (48) in Joliet, Illinois; divorce in 2012

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