Events in Film & TV on May 25

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1943 Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance

  • 1953 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas

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1964 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • 1966 "Au Hasard Balthazar", French film directed by Robert Bresson, starring Anne Wiazemsky and François Lafarge, is released

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1969 "Midnight Cowboy" directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1970)

  • 1973 26th Cannes Film Festival: "The Hireling" directed by Alan Bridges and "Scarecrow" directed by Jerry Schatzberg jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1977 "Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV

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1977 Original "Star Wars" movie (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford first released

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • 1977 Original "Star Wars" movie (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford first released

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1979 "Alien", directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver is released

  • 1983 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI), produced by George Lucas first released

Music releaseMusic Recording

1989 Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"

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

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2000 53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier and starring Björk (Best Actress) wins the Palme d'Or

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk
  • 2001 54th Cannes Film Festival: "The Son's Room" directed by Nanni Moretti wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2003 56th Cannes Film Festival: "Elephant" directed by Gus Van Sant wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2008 61st Cannes Film Festival: "The Class" directed by Laurent Cantet wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2014 67th Cannes Film Festival: "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2017 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine premieres in Los Angeles - 1st superhero film directed by a woman