Events in Film & TV on May 2

  • 1932 Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
  • 1944 WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast

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1946 "The Postman Always Rings Twice" film based on the novel by James M. Cain, directed by Tay Garnett and starring Lana Turner and John Garfield is released

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • 1955 WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 Israeli television begins transmitting
  • 1970 KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast

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1997 Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy

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1997 "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery", starring Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley, is released

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2008 The critically acclaimed "Iron Man" film starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, is released

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2011 Flavor Flav is arrested on four outstanding misdemeanor warrants for various driving offenses

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav