On This Day

Events in Film & TV on December 5

  • 1941 "Sullivan's Travels", directed by Preston Sturges and starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake, is released
  • 1954 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast

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1974 Final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs on BBC TV

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1982 15th NAACP Image Awards: "An Officer and a Gentleman" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001 "Ocean's Eleven" directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts premieres in Westwood, California

Film release premierFilm Premier

2002 "The Two Towers" 2nd Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in New York

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen

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2003 Mexican singer Thalia the "Queen of Latin Pop" is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Thalía

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2006 Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy little black dress from film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" auctioned for charity for record £467,200 ($923,187) at Christie's, London

Actress Audrey Hepburn
Actress
Audrey Hepburn
Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy

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2008 Former NFL star O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 2017 Netflix fires actor Danny Masterson from "The Ranch" after allegations of rape