Events in Film & TV on May 21

  • 1908 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago
  • 1922 "On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1955 WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (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

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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
  • 1981 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA

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1988 "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic 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
  • 1990 43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1993 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe
  • 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

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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