May 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 3 KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • May 7 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 18th Cannes Film Festival: "The Knack...and How to Get It" directed by Richard Lester wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 18 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • May 18 WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • May 31 12th National Film Awards (India): "Charulata" wins the Golden Lotus

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 3 Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian
  • May 3 Nina Garcia, Colombian-American fashion expert and television personality (Project Runway), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • May 7 Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • May 9 Janu Tornell, American model and Survivor contestant
  • May 10 Linda Evangelista, St Catherines Canada, supermodel (Elite)
  • May 11 Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • May 13 Hikari Ota, Japanese comedian
  • May 15 Jeff Rochlin, American actor (Cutting Class, Splitz, Taps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 16 Brent Jasmer, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful), born in Portland, Oregon

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May 17 Trent Reznor, American musician (9 Inch Nails) and film score composer, born in Mercer, Pennsylvania

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor
  • May 19 Joshua Beckett [Joshua Rifkind], American actor (Marshall Chronicles), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • May 19 Maile Flanagan, American actress (Naruto, Lab Rats), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 20 Fia Porter, Mexia Tx, actress (Audrey Ames-One Life to Live)
  • May 20 Ted Allen, American television host
  • May 23 Tom Tykwer, German film director

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May 24 John C. Reilly, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • May 25 Roef-Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch)
  • May 25 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker
  • May 26 Hazel Irvine, British television presenter
  • May 27 Todd Bridges, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 28 Christa Miller, American actress (Kate-Drew Carey Show), born in NYC, New York
  • May 30 Tammy Parks, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold), born in Rockville Centre, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 31 Brooke Shields, American model/actress (Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan), born in NYC, New York

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

May 15 Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 22 Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77