Events in Film & TV on May 28

Theater Premiere

1858 Dion Boucicault's play "Foul Play" premieres in London

Radio Premiere

1951 Radio programme "Crazy People" (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan

  • 1951 The Jerry Colonna Show debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1953 Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody"
  • 1957 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

Musical Finale

1960 Frank Loesser's musical "Greenwillow", starring Anthony Perkins, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 95 performances

  • 1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

Emmy Awards

1974 26th Emmy Awards: M*A*S*H, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win, 1st Daytime Award presentation and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" wins 5 awards, including Cicely Tyson for Dramatic Performance

Cannes Film Festival

1976 29th Cannes Film Festival: "Taxi Driver" directed by Martin Scorsese wins the Palme d'Or

Music History

1977 Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers perform together for the first time, backing Mike Howlett at a show in Paris, France; Summers is invited to join The Police

Television Premiere

1979 ABC premiere of TV's "The House on Garibaldi Street", based on the 1960 capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

  • 1982 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

Music History

1983 "Ricky", parody song by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

  • 1990 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1994 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1995 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2006 59th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2017 70th Cannes Film Festival: Swedish film "The Square" directed by Ruben Ostlund wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2022 75th Cannes Film Festival: Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's "Triangle of Sadness " wins the Palme d'Or [1]