On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 24

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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1964 Beatles' 3rd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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Music releaseMusic 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin

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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 release premierFilm Premier

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

Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas

Music releaseMusic Recording

1989 Weird Al Yankovic records three tracks for his UHF soundtrack

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • 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
  • 1996 "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released

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1997 Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • 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

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

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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