On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 5

  • 1949 KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952 "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (also known as "Vitameatavegamin") episode of "I Love Lucy" premieres, garnering 68% of US television viewers
  • 1958 KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music release#1 in the Charts

1962 "West Side Story" soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
  • 1996 Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
  • 1997 "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw

Music releaseMusic Single

2018 Childish Gambino [Donald Glover] releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover