On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 10

  • 1928 WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming

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1952 5th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice" directed by Orson Welles and "Two Cents Worth of Hope" directed by Renato Castellani jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • 1953 KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 8th Cannes Film Festival: "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann wins Palme d'Or
  • 1956 KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

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1956 9th Cannes Film Festival: "The Silent World" directed by Jacques Cousteau and Louis Malle wins the Palme d'Or

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

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1973 Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee

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1982 WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1982 WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network

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1983 TV sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall

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1994 Barbra Streisand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1996 "Twister" disaster film written by Michael Crichton starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton premieres

Actress Helen Hunt
Actress
Helen Hunt
Novelist Michael Crichton
Novelist
Michael Crichton

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2010 Flavor Flav guest hosts the wrestling show WWE Raw

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav

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2015 61st British Academy Television Awards: "The Graham Norton Show" Best Comedy, "Happy Valley" Best Drama

TV Host and Comedian Graham Norton
TV Host and Comedian
Graham Norton
  • 2019 YouTube dispute between beauty vloggers James Charles and Tati Westbrook viewed more than 40 million times