On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in May 1938

  • May 5 Jerzy Skolimowski, Polish film director (Hands Up, Deep End), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • May 5 Michael Murphy, American actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 10 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • May 10 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • May 12 Millie Perkins, American actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • May 12 Susan Hampshire, English actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free), born in London, England
  • May 13 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 15 Mireille Darc, French actress (Week End, Hurried Man), born in Toulon
  • May 17 Don Dolan, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital), born in Staten Island, New York
  • May 17 Jason Bernard, actor (Judge-Liar Liar)
  • May 19 Girish Karnad, Indian playwright and filmmaker (Tuglaq), born in Dharwad, British India (d. 2019)
  • May 20 Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • May 21 David Groh, American actor (Rhoda - "Joe"; Another Day - "Don"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • May 22 Frank Converse, American actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 22 Richard Benjamin, American director and actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • May 22 Susan Strasberg, American actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Graham "Johnny" Ball, British TV personality and mathematics educator (Play School), born in Bristol, England
  • May 24 Thomas "Tommy" Chong, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and cannabis rights activist (Cheech & Chong), born in Edmonton, Alberta

About May 1938

How Old? 83 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)