On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 30

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, ID (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1978 31st Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Wooden Clogs" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1981 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
  • 1987 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
  • 1989 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house
  • 1996 John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight"
  • 2000 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1927 Academy Award-winning actor Fredric March (29) marries actress Florence Eldridge
  • 1999 "The Goodbye Girl" actor Richard Dreyfuss (51) weds accountant Janelle Lacey in Los Angeles
  • 2008 Film actor Charlie Sheen (42) weds socialite Brooke Mueller (30) at a private estate in Los Angeles, California

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1944 Jessie Ralph, actress (Good Earth, San Francisco), dies at 79
  • 1953 George Barnes, cinematographer, dies at 60
  • 1953 Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), dies of natural causes at 67
  • 1967 Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), dies at 77
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