On This Day

Events in Film & Television in May 1961

  • May 15 "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19

Emmy Awards

May 16 13th Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck win

Comedian Jack Benny
Comedian
Jack Benny
  • May 18 14th Cannes Film Festival: "The Long Absence" directed by Henri Colpi and "Viridiana" directed by Luis Bunuel jointly awarded the Palme d'Or