May 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 3 WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 17 KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 20 19th Cannes Film Festival: "A Man and a Woman" directed by Claude Lelouch and "The Birds, the Bees and the Italians" directed by Pietro Germi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

May 22 18th Emmy Awards: "The Fugitive", Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore win

  • May 25 "Au Hasard Balthazar", French film directed by Robert Bresson, starring Anne Wiazemsky and François Lafarge, is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Charlie Schlatter, American actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3 Peter Abbay, American actor (Another World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 3 Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor (The War Within), born in Bombay, India
  • May 12 Stephen Baldwin, actor (Beast, Lawrenceville Stories, Usual Suspects)
  • May 14 Marianne Denicourt, French actress
  • May 16 Scott Reeves, actor (Ryan-Young & Restless), born in Santa Monica, California
  • May 19 Polly Walker, British actress
  • May 19 Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist (Power Rangers), born in London, England
  • May 20 Mindy Cohn, LA, actress (Facts of Life)
  • May 20 Paolo Seganti, actor (Damian-As the World Turns)
  • May 20 Dan Abrams, American TV reporter (Nightline)
  • May 20 Gina Ravera, American actress
  • May 21 Manon Kelley, Canadian actress (Red Lips 2), born in Quebec City, Québec

Person of interestHelena Bonham Carter

May 26 Helena Bonham Carter, British actress (Harry Potter, Fight Club, The King's Speech, Enid, The Wings of the Dove), born in London, England

  • May 31 Jeremy Hotz, Canadian stand-up comedian

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 21 Pat O'Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75
  • May 23 Ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79
  • May 26 Don Castle, American actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol), dies of a medication overdose at 47
  • May 26 Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86