On This Day

May 1908 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 21 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 William Bakewell, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Gone with the Wind), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • May 8 Laura Liddell, English actress (Shakespeare Wallah), born in Barrow-in-Furness, England (d. 1992)
  • May 16 John Holland, American actor (My Fair Lady, Chinatown), born in Fremont, Nebraska (d. 1993)

Person of interestJames Stewart

May 20 Jimmy Stewart, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)

  • May 22 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker and cinematographer (Tang), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1970)
  • May 26 Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), born in Semley, Wiltshire, England (d. 1992)
  • May 28 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • May 30 Mel Blanc, American voice actor, comedian best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • May 31 Dominic "Don" Ameche, American actor (Cocoon, Trading Places), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • May 31 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), born in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden (d. 2000)