Events in Film & TV on May 23

  • 1921 "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC

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1922 Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

Animator Walt Disney
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Walt Disney
  • 1953 WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)
  • 1962 15th Cannes Film Festival: "Keeper of Promises" directed by Anselmo Duarte wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1963 NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000
  • 1963 16th Cannes Film Festival: "The Leopard" directed by Luchino Visconti wins the Palme d'Or

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1969 BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1969 22nd Cannes Film Festival: "If..." directed by Lindsay Anderson wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1975 28th Cannes Film Festival: "Chronicle of the Years of Fire" directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1980 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

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1980 33rd Cannes Film Festival: "All That Jazz" directed by Bob Fosse and "Kagemusha" directed by Akira Kurosawa jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 1982 BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina

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1984 "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", 2nd in the film series, directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, opens in the US

Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
  • 1984 37th Cannes Film Festival: "Paris, Texas" directed by Wim Wenders wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1988 41st Cannes Film Festival: "Pelle erobreren" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1989 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone
  • 1989 Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe
  • 1989 42nd Cannes Film Festival: "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" directed by Steven Soderbergh wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1994 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" finale airs this week in syndication

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1994 47th Cannes Film Festival: "Pulp Fiction" directed by Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
  • 1997 Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV
  • 1999 52nd Cannes Film Festival: "Rosetta" directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2010 63rd Cannes Film Festival: "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the Palme d'Or