Events in Film & TV on May 31

  • 1953 WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1962 "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1965 12th National Film Awards (India): "Charulata" wins the Golden Lotus

Film & TV History

1968 Movie star James Stewart retires from the US Air Force after 27 years of service

  • 1970 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1992 "The 1992 Boat Show" - the 193rd and final episode of US comedy series "Night Court" - airs on NBC-TV, completing a 9 season run

Film Release

2004 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas

  • 2004 British children's cartoon "Peppa Pig" created by Astley Baker Davies premieres on Channel 5

Music History

2014 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

  • 2015 5th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Silicon Valley wins Best Comedy Series, The Americans win Best Drama Series

Famous Photo

2017 Comedienne Kathy Griffin fired from CNN after photo of her holding bloody head resembling Donald Trump by Tyler Shields posted

Meeting of Interest

2018 Kim Kardashian West meets US President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform

Film & TV History

2018 Matt LeBlanc announces he is leaving TV show "Top Gear"

Film & TV History

2019 Former "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is announced as the new Batman