On This Day

May 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 2 WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast

Music release#1 in the Charts

May 5 West Side Story soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

May 22 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • May 23 15th Cannes Film Festival: "Keeper of Promises" directed by Anselmo Duarte wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 28 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

May 29 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • May 31 "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Silver medal 1984, Bronze 1992 Olympics), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 2 Elizabeth Berridge, American actress (Amadeus, Funhouse), born in Westchester, New York
  • May 2 Stephen Daldry, English film director, born in Dorset, England
  • May 2 Big Boss Man [Ray Washington Traylor Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • May 9 John Corbett, actor/singer (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • May 12 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 13 Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
  • May 13 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • May 13 Paul McDermott, Australian comedian

Person of interestCraig Ferguson

May 17 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor, writer and comedian, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • May 20 Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model/actress
  • May 22 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • May 23 Karen Duffy, [Duff], American MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
  • May 26 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 26 Genie [Eugenie] Francis, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • May 27 Mariangela D'Abbraccio, TV actress (Passioni), born in Naples, Italy
  • May 27 Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
  • May 28 Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • May 29 John D. LeMay, American actor
  • May 30 Tonya Pinkins, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 31 Sebastian Koch, German actor

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

May 4 Actor Christopher Plummer (32) weds columnist Patricia Lewis at the Marylebone Registry office in London


Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 7 Jimmy Conlin, American actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock), dies at 77
  • May 13 Frank Jenks, American actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), dies of cancer at 60
  • May 14 Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880)