TODAY MAY 11th IS: NATIONAL TWILIGHT ZONE DAY
Always observed on May 11th, National Twilight Zone Day features mysterious twists and turns highlighted with eerie background music and unexplained occurrences.
The television show The Twilight Zone was created, written and narrated by Rod Serling. It premiered on October 1, 1959. The episodes were wildly popular, stretched the imagination, and captivated viewers. The show aired from 1959-1964. Rod Serling also created the show’s spin-off called Night Gallery.
Each episode presented unique stories that led the viewer on a journey into an unknown situation. The characters often revealed their backstories through intense exchanges. Settings ranged from the wild west to penthouse suites. And yet each story took place in the 5th dimension, in The Twilight Zone.
EVENTS ON THIS DAY
1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
1929 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
1931 “M” Fritz Lang’s first sound film starring Peter Lorre premieres in Berlin
1956 Pinky Lee Show last airs on NBC-TV
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