On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 21

  • 1908 1st American horror movie silent film "Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde" premieres in Chicago
  • 1922 Rollin Kirby's "On the Road to Moscow" is the 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1955 WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 WITI TV channel 6 in Milwaukee, WI (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

Music concertMusic Concert

1968 Paul McCartney and girlfriend Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • 1968 WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1980 "Star Wars Episode V - Empire Strikes Back", produced by George Lucas opens in cinemas in UK and North America

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
  • 1981 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA

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1988 Weird Al Yankovic's "Fat" (a parody of Micheal Jackson's "Bad") hits #99

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1990 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV

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1990 43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern wins the Palme d'Or

Actress Laura Dern
Actress
Laura Dern
Filmmaker David Lynch
Filmmaker
David Lynch
Actor Nicolas Cage
Actor
Nicolas Cage
  • 1993 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe

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1997 Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci
  • 1999 All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history

Music awardsMusic Awards

2003 38th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith

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2015 Flavor Flav is arrested near Las Vegas on charges including speeding and driving under the influence

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

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2018 Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama