Events in Film & TV on May 29

Film Premiere

1942 "Yankee Doodle Dandy", based on life of George M. Cohan, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)

  • 1949 1st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "The Best Years of Our Lives" Best Film
  • 1949 2nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "Hamlet" Best Film
  • 1949 Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC
  • 1950 3rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "Bicycle Thieves" Best Film
  • 1956 WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast

Film Premiere

1961 "A Raisin in the Sun", film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's stage play, starring the Broadway cast including Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, John Fiedler, and Ivan Dixon premieres

TV Show Appearance

1962 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Garry Moore Show"

  • 1977 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
  • 1979 CBS premiere of Melissa Anderson's modern "Survival of Dana", her first "bad girl" role, in which Anderson's title character leaves her North Dakota town for Los Angeles after her parents' divorce
  • 1987 Jury finds "Twilight Zone: The Movie" director John Landis innocent of involuntary manslaughter in death of actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors during filming

Film Premiere

2015 "Jurassic World", directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris

Film & TV History

2018 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet