On This Day

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 Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV

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

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

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1977 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC

Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk Malcolm McLaren
Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk
Malcolm McLaren
Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 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
  • 1994 Flintstones live action movie opens

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1994 Larry King ends his radio show

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King

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

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

  • 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 65th Cannes Film Festival: "Amour" directed by Michael Haneke wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2012 58th British Academy Television Awards: "Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle" Best Comedy, "The Fades" Best Drama