May 1968 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 2 Israeli television begins transmitting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • May 12 WSKG TV channel 46 (PBS) in Binghamton, NY, begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 15 "Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • May 19 20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible & Barbara Bain win
  • May 21 WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 31 Movie star James Stewart retires from the US Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
  • May 2 Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor
  • May 2 Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress
  • May 3 Deborah Caprioglio, Miestre Italy, actress (Big Game Hunter)
  • May 4 Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh
  • May 10 Erik Palladino, American actor
  • May 10 Al Murray, British comedian
  • May 11 Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
  • May 12 Scott Schwartz, American actor
  • May 12 Catherine Tate, British comedian
  • May 15 Todd Porter, NJ, actor (Hamilton-Whiz Kids)
  • May 19 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • May 21 Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)
  • May 22 Kevin Carolan, American actor and comedian
  • May 23 Guinevere Turner, American actress
  • May 26 Pat Kenney, American professional wrestler
  • May 26 Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 9 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • May 9 Marion Lorne, actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81
  • May 9 Phil Arnold, actor (Skidoo, Errand Boy, Damn Yankees), dies at 58
  • May 21 Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
  • May 23 James Burke, American actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81