Events in Film & Television in May 1959

  • May 4 "The 400 Blows", French film directed by François Truffaut, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, is released
  • May 13 Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle last airs on NBC-TV
  • May 15 12th Cannes Film Festival: "Black Orpheus" directed by Marcel Camus wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 16 WTOM TV channel 4 in Cheboygan, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting