On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 22

  • 1907 Plaza Cinema opens in Ottawa, Kansas, the world's oldest purpose-built movie theatre [1]
  • 1954 KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Finale

1956 "Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV

  • 1956 KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious", from the film "Mary Poppin" hits #66

Film & TV History

1979 1st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO

Film Premiere

1985 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco

Music History

1986 American singer and actress Cher calls David Letterman an a**hole on his "Late Night" TV program (NBC)

TV Show Appearance

1992 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show"

Film & TV History

1995 TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised

Daytime Emmy Awards

1996 Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time

Cannes Film Festival

2004 57th Cannes Film Festival: "Fahrenheit 9/11", directed by Michael Moore wins the Palme d'Or. First documentary to win.

  • 2005 58th Cannes Film Festival: "The Child" directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2011 64th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2011 57th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry & Paul" Best Comedy, "Sherlock" Best Drama
  • 2012 Philip Philips is crowned the eleventh American Idol

Film & TV History

2015 Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival

  • 2016 69th Cannes Film Festival: "I, Daniel Blake," directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or

Television Premiere

2016 TV series "Preacher", developed by Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Seth Rogen, premieres on AMC