May 1968 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 2 Israeli television begins transmitting

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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

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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

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May 31 Movie star James Stewart retires from the US Air Force after 27 years of service


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
  • May 2 Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor, born in Otawara, Tochigi, Japan
  • May 2 Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress, born in Merlimau, Malacca, Malaysia
  • May 3 Debora Caprioglio, Italian actress (Big Game Hunter), born in Mestre, Italy
  • May 4 Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh, born in Leeds, England
  • 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 14 Greg Davis, Welsh-born, British stand-up comedian, actor, and former secondary school teacher (We Are Klang, The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo, Taskmaster), born in St Asaph, Denbighshire
  • May 15 Todd Porter, NJ, actor (Hamilton-Whiz Kids)
  • May 16 Chingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress (Naked Killer), born in Hong Kong
  • May 19 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • May 21 Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, born in Quezon City, Philippines (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 5 Albert Van Dekker, American actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture), dies of accidental suffocation at 62
  • 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, American actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • May 10 Philippa Bevans, British actress (Notorious Landlady, World of Henry Orient), dies at 55
  • May 10 Scotty Beckett, American actor (Our Gang, Listen Darling, Battleground), dies from either an overdose, or as a result from a beating at 38
  • 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