On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 25

  • 1932 Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

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

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
Actor Dick Van Dyke
Actor
Dick Van Dyke

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1964 Frank Gilroy's dramatic play "The Subject Was Roses", starring Jack Albertson and Martin Sheen, opens at Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 832 performances; wins Pulitzer Prize, and 2 Tony Awards

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 "Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford

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

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

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams

Music releaseMusic Recording

1989 Weird Al Yankovic records parody song "She Drives Like Crazy"

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "The Tonight Show"

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno

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1994 Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci

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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

Film release premierFilm Premier

2017 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine premieres in Los Angeles - 1st superhero film directed by a woman

Actress Gal Gadot
Actress
Gal Gadot

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2018 Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • 2019 72nd Cannes Film Festival: Bong Joon-ho's South Korean film "Parasite" wins the Palme d'Or, Mati Diop, first black woman in competition wins Grand Prix award for "Atlantics"