On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1754 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
  • 1946 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
  • 1958 "Vertigo", American film noir psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released
  • 1971 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win
  • 1980 Slasher horror film "Friday the 13th" is released in US cinemas
  • 1991 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)
  • 1992 Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
  • 1992 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1969 American movie actress Lana Turner (48) weds 7th husband, hypnotist Ronald Pellar (39); divorce in 1972
  • 1987 Actor Tom Cruise (27) weds actress Mimi Rogers (33)
  • 2000 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1951 Marie Ault, British actress, dies at 80
  • 1952 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1958 Bill Goodwin, American television announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47
  • 1968 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
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