May 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 1 7th National Film Awards (India): "Apur Sansar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 3 Musical "Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, premieres in NYC (world's longest running musical)
  • May 13 WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR
  • May 15 KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 15 "L'Avventura", Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti. premieres at Cannes

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May 20 13th Cannes Film Festival: "The Sweet Life" directed by Federico Fellini wins the Palme d'Or

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • May 23 WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 23 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 3 Amy Steel, American actress (April Fool's Day), born in Pennsylvania
  • May 4 Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian, born in Sydney, Australia
  • May 6 Julianne Phillips, Lake Oswego Oregon, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)
  • May 10 Victoria Rowell, actress (Drucilla-Young & Restless), born in Portland, Maine
  • May 13 Richard M "Dick" van de Toorn, actor (Pastorale)
  • May 14 Steve Williams, American wrestler
  • May 15 Rob Bowman, American film director
  • May 16 Anne Parillaud, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood), born in Paris, France
  • May 17 Fiona Hutchison, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 20 Tony Goldwyn, actor (Ghost, Kuffs, Traces of Red), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 20 John Billingsley, American actor
  • May 21 Mohanlal, Indian actor
  • May 24 Kristin Scott Thomas, British actress (The English Patient, Mission: Impossible), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • May 29 Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • May 31 Chris Elliott, actor/comedian (Get a Life, David Letterman Show), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 27 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys), dies at 65
  • May 27 George Zucco, British actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), dies at 74