May 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 2 KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • May 12 KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 13 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • May 16 23rd Cannes Film Festival: "M*A*S*H" directed by Robert Altman wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 20 Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
  • May 31 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 4 Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 6 Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
  • May 10 Dallas Roberts, American actor
  • May 10 Sally Phillips, English comedian and actress (Smack the Pony, Miranda), born in Hong Kong
  • May 11 Nicky Katt, American actor
  • May 11 Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
  • May 12 Samantha Mathis, American actress
  • May 14 Natasha Ryan, actress (Amy-Ladies' Man), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestTina Fey

May 18 Tina Fey, American actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey

Person of interestLouis Theroux

May 20 Louis Theroux, English television broadcaster (Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met....), born in Singapore

Broadcaster Louis Theroux
Broadcaster
Louis Theroux

Person of interestNaomi Campbell

May 22 Naomi Campbell, English model and actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped), born in London, England

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell
  • May 23 Nanette Burstein, American director and producer
  • May 25 Lindsay Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
  • May 25 Sidney Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)

Person of interestJoseph Fiennes

May 27 Joseph Fiennes, English actor (Enemy at the Gates, Shakespeare in Love), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire

  • May 28 Morgan Fox, Prince George BC, playmate (Dec, 1990)
  • May 28 Ian Cashmore, English actor and paranormal investigator
  • May 28 Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 14 Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85
  • May 21 Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
  • May 23 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68