On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 13

  • 1878 Danvers State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts, opens—later serves as inspiration for Arkham Sanitorium in the work of H.P. Lovecraft, which in turn inspired Arkham Asylum of the D.C. Batman universe

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1959 Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle
  • 1960 WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR
  • 1970 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres
  • 1982 Terri Lea Utley, 20 (Arkansas) crowned 31st Miss USA
  • 1985 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA

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1992 Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show

TV Host and News Personality Geraldo Rivera
TV Host and News Personality
Geraldo Rivera

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1993 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands

Comedian and TV Host Arsenio Hall
Comedian and TV Host
Arsenio Hall
  • 1993 CBS' soap opera "Knots Landing" ends 14 year-run with 334th show in Netherlands and US
  • 1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
  • 2001 47th British Academy Television Awards: "Da Ali G Show" Best Comedy, "Clocking Off" Best Drama
  • 2004 The final episode of "Frasier" on NBC is watched by 33 million people

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2019 Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty for her part in the US college admissions scandal