Events in Film & TV on May 27

  • 1933 Walt Disney's short film "3 Little Pigs" released (Academy Award Best Animated film 1934)
  • 1949 Martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane
  • 1955 "The Red Buttons Show", last airs on NBC-TV

Television Finale

1969 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV

  • 1969 Walt Disney World construction begins at Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Cannes Film Festival

1971 24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

  • 1977 30th Cannes Film Festival: "Padre Padrone" directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1981 34th Cannes Film Festival: "Man of Iron" directed by Andrzej Wajda wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1987 Christian evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal

Film Premiere

1994 "The Flintstones" live action movie based in the 1960s cartoon, starring John Goodman (as Fred), Rick Moranis (as Barney), and Rosie O'Donnell (as Betty) premieres

Television Finale

1994 Final broadcast of TV talk show "The Arsenio Hall Show"

Radio History

1994 Larry King ends his radio show

Film & TV History

1995 Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia

Film Release

2005 DreamWorks releases computer-animated film "Madagascar" with voices by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, and Jada Pinkett-Smith

  • 2006 "Pan's Labyrinth" fantasy film on the Spanish Civil War written and directed by Guillermo del Toro debuts at Cannes
  • 2007 60th Cannes Film Festival: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" directed by Cristian Mungiu wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2012 58th British Academy Television Awards: "Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle" Best Comedy, "The Fades" Best Drama
  • 2012 65th Cannes Film Festival: "Amour" directed by Michael Haneke wins the Palme d'Or

Film & TV History

2021 "Friends" reunion screens, 17 years after the TV sitcom series ended

Music Concert

2022 Ringo Starr's fifteenth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Colin Hay, Hamish Stuart, Gregg Bissonette, and Warren Ham