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
  • 1968 WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music History

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

  • 1981 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
  • 1982 "WKRP in Cincinnati", an ensemble TV sitcom created by Hugh Wilson and set in a struggling radio station, 90th and final episode airs on CBS

Music History

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

Cannes Film Festival

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

  • 1990 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV, with a special twist of an ending
  • 1993 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe

Daytime Emmy Awards

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

  • 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
  • 2013 Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One

Music History

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

Film & TV History

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