Events in Film & TV on May 24

  • 1895 Henry Irving becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood

Meeting of Interest

1963 Barbra Streisand performs "Happy Days Are Here Again" at White House Press Correspondents Dinner, and meets US President John F. Kennedy

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1964 The Beatles' 4th appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", features an interview and pre-recorded performance of "You Can't Do That"

Music Premiere

1966 Jerry Herman's musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 1508 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards

Television Finale

1974 "The Dean Martin Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Cannes Film Festival

1974 27th Cannes Film Festival: "The Conversation" directed by Francis Ford Coppola wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

  • 1979 32nd Cannes Film Festival: "Apocalypse Now" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and "Die Biechtrommel" directed by Volker Schlondorff jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • 1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe

Film Premiere

1989 "Indiana Jones & Last Crusade", directed by Stephen Spielberg, and produced by George Lucas premieres

Music Recording

1989 Weird Al Yankovic records three tracks for his UHF soundtrack

Film & TV History

1993 46th Cannes Film Festival: "Ba wang bie ji" directed by Chen Kaige and "The Piano" directed by Jane Campion jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

TV Show Appearance

1993 Star Trek episode "Second Chances" airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

  • 1996 "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released

Film & TV History

1997 Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan

  • 1998 51st Cannes Film Festival: "Mia aioniotita kai mia mera / Eternity and a Day" by Theo Angelopoulos wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2009 62nd Cannes Film Festival: "The White Ribbon" directed by Michael Haneke wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2015 68th Cannes Film Festival: "Dheepan" directed by Jacques Audiard wins the Palme d'Or

Film & TV History

2016 Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown

Film & TV History

2018 Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report