On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 4

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1944 "Gaslight", starring an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her film debut, is released

  • 1959 "The 400 Blows", French film directed by François Truffaut, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, is released
  • 1964 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 Italian film "Seven Beauties" directed by Lina Wertmüller, starring Giancarlo Giannini, and Shirley Stoler released - first film directed by a women to be nominated for an Academy Award
  • 1991 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent

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1999 "The Mummy" film directed by Stephen Sommers starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah premieres in the US

Actress Rachel Weisz
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Rachel Weisz

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2008 Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

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2010 Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus