On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 9

  • 1754 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
  • 1946 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres

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1958 "Vertigo", American film noir psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

  • 1971 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win
  • 1980 Slasher horror film "Friday the 13th" is released in US cinemas
  • 1991 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)
  • 1992 Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
  • 1992 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
  • 1999 45th British Academy Television Awards: "Father Ted" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama