Events in Film & TV on May 12

  • 1953 KUHT TV channel 8 (PBS) in Houston, TX, begins broadcasting
  • 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
  • 1983 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA

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1986 President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1989 "Entertainment Tonight" makes 2,000th TV performance

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1990 3rd time "Saturday Night Live" uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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1990 Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1993 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands
  • 1993 Last broadcast of "Knots landing" on CBS

Film release premierFilm Premier

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)

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
Actor Samuel L. Jackson
Actor
Samuel L. Jackson
Actress Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman
  • 2013 59th British Academy Television Awards: "The Revolution Will Be Televised" Best Comedy, "Last Tango in Halifax" Best Drama