On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 7

Events in Film & TV

  • 1947 "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
  • 1965 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1987 Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on TV comedy "Cheers"
  • 1996 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown
  • 1997 Science fiction film "The Fifth Element" written and directed by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich is released. Then the most expensive European film ever made.
  • 2006 52nd British Academy Television Awards: "Help" Best Comedy, "Doctor Who" Best Drama
  • 2011 "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, premieres in - opening weekend makes $350.6m
  • 2017 MTV becomes 1st major awards show to adopt gender-neutral categories - Emma Watson best film actor, Millie Bobby Brown best TV actor
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1950 Actor Jack Lemmon (25) weds tv actress Cynthia Stone (24)
  • 1958 "The Mark of Zorro" actor Tyrone Power (44) weds Debbie Ann Minardos
  • 1994 Matlock actor Daniel Roebuck (30) weds Kelly Durst (24)

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