On This Day

May 1964 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 4 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 14 17th Cannes Film Festival: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" directed by Jacques Demy wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

May 25 16th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 5 Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • May 6 Dana Hill [Goetz], American actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon), born in Van Nuys California,
  • May 8 Cheryl Richardson, actress (Jennie-General Hospital), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 8 Melissa Gilbert, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11 Katie Wagner, American TV personality, model, entertainment reporter and daughter of Robert Wagner (MTV), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11 Tim Blake Nelson, American actor, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Person of interestStephen Colbert

May 13 Stephen Colbert, American comedian and TV host (The Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), born in Washington, D.C.

Comedian and TV Host Stephen Colbert
Comedian and TV Host
Stephen Colbert
  • May 13 Tom Verica, American actor
  • May 14 Nancy Sorel, actress (Generations, Black Foix)
  • May 21 Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
  • May 21 Nancy Daus, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Carolyn Lawrence, American actress
  • May 23 Staci Greason, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 27 Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality