On This Day

May 1926 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 5 Ann B Davis, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch), born in Schenectady NY, (d. 2014)
  • May 7 Val Bisoglio, American actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestDavid Attenborough

May 8 David Attenborough, English naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" and "Our Planet" series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • May 8 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 8 Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
  • May 11 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1994)
  • May 14 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 1984)
  • May 17 Tenniel Evans, British actor and clergyman (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper), born in Nairobi, Kenya (d. 2009)
  • May 18 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke, Mig og mafiaen), born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1980)
  • May 19 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), born in London (d. 2013)
  • May 21 Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson], American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • May 24 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show, Crook Anonymous), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 25 Claude Akins, American character actor (B. J. and the Bear, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Movin' On), born in Nelson, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • May 29 Charles Denner, French actor (The Bride Wore Black, The Man Who Loved Women), born in Tarnów, Poland (d. 1995)