Events in Film & TV on May 12

  • 1953 KUHT TV channel 8 (PBS) in Houston, TX, begins broadcasting

TV Show Appearance

1960 Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra television special; Elvis sings Sinatra's 1957 Cy Coleman hit "Witchcraft", and Frank performs Presley's 1956 classic "Love Me Tender"

Music History

1963 Bob Dylan walks out of "The Ed Sullivan Show" over a dispute about his song choice

  • 1967 20th Cannes Film Festival: "Blowup" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1968 WSKG TV channel 46 (PBS) in Binghamton, NY, begins broadcasting
  • 1970 KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1977 Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation: "Ryan's Hope" and "Family Feud" win
  • 1981 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander, NYC: runs for 333 performances
  • 1983 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
  • 1989 "Entertainment Tonight" makes its 2,000th TV performance

Music History

1990 Nora Dunn and Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew Dice Clay's hosting which was perceived as sexist; the show uses a time delay for the third time in its history

  • 1993 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands

Film Premiere

1994 "Pulp Fiction", directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or 1994)

Music Concert

2000 Ringo Starr's sixth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Gary Brooker, Simon Kirke, and Timmy Cappello

  • 2001 Ringo Starr's seventh All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Roger Hodgson, Ian Hunter, Howard Jones, Greg Lake, Sheila E., and Mark Rivera
  • 2013 59th British Academy Television Awards: "The Revolution Will Be Televised" Best Comedy, "Last Tango in Halifax" Best Drama

BAFTA Awards

2019 British Academy Televison Awards (BAFTAs): "Killing Eve" Jodie Comer and Benedict Cumberbatch win