On This Day

Events in Film & Television in May 1929

  • May 11 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)

Silence is Golden At The First OscarsSilence is Golden At The First Oscars

May 16 1st Academy Awards: "Wings", Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor win

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Janet Gaynor, the only woman to win Best Actress for multiple roles, receives her award from Douglas Fairbanks
Janet Gaynor, the only woman to win Best Actress for multiple roles, receives her award from Douglas Fairbanks
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