On This Day

May 1943 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Radio History

May 25 Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Joy Harmon, American actress (Cool Hand Luke), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • May 2 Regina Carrol, American actress (Jessi's Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1992)

Michael Palin

May 5 Michael Palin, English comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

  • May 7 Peter Horak, stuntman (Star Trek: Voyager), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • May 10 David Clennon, American actor
  • May 11 Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • May 12 Linda Dano, American actress (Felicia Gallant-Another World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood, Slow Days, Fast Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 15 Harve Brosten, American comedy writer (All In The Family, 1975-77), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 18 James Reiher 'Deuce', American professional wrestler, born in Fiji
  • May 18 Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler, born in Suva, British Fiji (d. 2017)
  • May 20 Al Bano [Albano Carrisi], Italian-Albanian pop singer, actor, and winemaker, born in Cellino San Marco Italy
  • May 24 Gary Burghoff, American actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • May 25 Leslie Uggams, American singer and actress (Leslie Uggams Show; Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Bruce Weitz, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • May 27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], British pop singer ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"), and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)

Gale Sayers

May 30 Gale Sayers, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, 4X Pro Bowl, 2X NFL rushing leader (Chicago Bears), and source for the TV movie "Brian's Song", born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2020) [1]

  • May 31 Sharon Gless, American actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey), born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 17 Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65