On This Day

May 1963 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 7 Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Music awardsGrammy Awards

May 15 5th Grammy Awards: I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Robert Goulet wins

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • May 17 Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in NY, to become WWF champ
  • May 23 NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000
  • May 23 16th Cannes Film Festival: "The Leopard" directed by Luchino Visconti wins the Palme d'Or

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

May 26 15th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Brian Tochi, American actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 3 Jamie Reeves, British coal miner, strongman and professional wrestler (1989 World's Strongest Man), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
  • May 5 Simon Rimmer, English chef and TV host (Something for the Weekend), born in Wallasey, Merseyside, England
  • May 5 Heidi Kozak, Danish-American actress (Slumber Party Massacre 2), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Person of interestNatasha Richardson

May 11 Natasha Richardson, English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • May 11 Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
  • May 11 Roark Critchlow, actor
  • May 12 Vanessa A. Williams, American actress (Rhonda Blair-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 Grant Herslov, actor (Wayne-Spencer, Under One Roof), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
  • May 20 Brian Nash, actor (Joel-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Glendale, California
  • May 24 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2003)
  • May 25 Mike Myers, Canadian comedian (SNL, Wayne's World), born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • May 26 Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
  • May 29 Lisa Whelchel, actress (Blair-Facts of Life), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • May 29 Tracey E Bregman, actress (Lauren-Bold & Beautiful, Days of Our Life), born in Munich. Germany
  • May 30 Sally Dyvenor [Whittaker], English actress (Coronation Street), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 6 Monty Wooley, American actor (The Bishop's Wife, The Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74
  • May 26 Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53