Events in Film & Television in May 1960

  • May 1 7th National Film Awards (India): "Apur Sansar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 3 Musical "Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, premieres in NYC (world's longest running musical)
  • May 13 WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR
  • May 15 KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 15 "L'Avventura", Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti. premieres at Cannes

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May 20 13th Cannes Film Festival: "The Sweet Life" directed by Federico Fellini wins the Palme d'Or

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • May 23 WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 23 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)