Events in Film & TV on May 25

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

Radio History

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

Theater 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

Film Release

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

Television Finale

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

Film Premiere

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

Film Release

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

Music History

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

Music Recording

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

Film & TV History

1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of US talk show "The Tonight Show"

Daytime Emmy Awards

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

Cannes Film Festival

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

  • 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

Film & TV History

2011 Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show

  • 2014 67th Cannes Film Festival: "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d'Or

Film Premiere

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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"