Events in Film & TV on May 14

  • 1897 Oldest continuously operating movie theater in the world, the State Theatre first opens in Washington, Iowa (Guinness World Records)

Film Premiere

1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood", directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland premieres

  • 1948 WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
  • 1964 17th Cannes Film Festival: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" directed by Jacques Demy wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1972 24th Emmy Awards: "All in the Family", Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton win
  • 1973 French film "Day for Night" written and directed by François Truffaut, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Léaud premieres at Cannes (Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film)
  • 1975 Cult feminist film "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" written and directed by Chantal Ackerman and starring Delphine Seyrig premieres at Cannes
  • 1979 "Kids Are All Right" rockumentary film featuring The Who premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Film Release

1979 "Stalker", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Alexander Kaidanovsky and Anatoli Solonitsyn, is released

  • 1989 Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs on NBC with a 36 million audience
  • 1989 Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC

Television Finale

1998 Seinfeld's final 2-part episode "The Finale" airs on NBC-TV to 76.3M viewers with commercials priced at $2M for 30 seconds

  • 2000 "Yi Yi" Taiwanese film by Edward Yang debuts at Cannes
  • 2000 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama

Historic Publication

2013 Dan Brown's fourth novel starring Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), titled "Inferno", is released and instantly becomes a bestseller

Film & TV History

2018 Melania Trump, wife of US President Donald Trump, is treated in hospital for a benign kidney condition