On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 29

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", world's best-selling single (estimated 100 million copies sold)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Film release premierFilm Premier

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)

Actor James Cagney
Actor
James Cagney
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1949 Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC
  • 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
  • 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

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1962 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 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 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent of involuntary manslaughter in death of actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors during filming

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

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

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr