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

Television Finale

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

  • 1960 WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR

Film & TV History

1977 Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

  • 1982 Terri Lea Utley, 20 (Arkansas) crowned 31st Miss USA
  • 1985 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

Music Concert

2010 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Debbie Harry, Lady Gaga, Shirley Bassey, Nile Rodgers and Chic

Film & TV History

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