Events in Film & TV on May 7

  • 1947 "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
  • 1963 Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ
  • 1965 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1987 Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on TV comedy "Cheers"

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1996 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • 2006 52nd British Academy Television Awards: "Help" Best Comedy, "Doctor Who" Best Drama

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2011 "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, premieres in - opening weekend makes $350.6m

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2017 MTV becomes 1st major awards show to adopt gender-neutral categories - Emma Watson best film actor, Millie Bobby Brown best TV actor

Actress Emma Watson
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Emma Watson
  • 2017 “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest grossing Indian box-office film ever earning $120 million