On This Day

May 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 9 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win
  • May 27 24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 31 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
  • May 8 Chris Wolf, actor/musician (Guys Next Door)
  • May 10 Adriano Giannini, Italian actor
  • May 12 Jamie Luner, actress (Cindy-Just the 10 of Us), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 12 Doug Basham, American professional wrestler
  • May 19 Psicosis, Mexican professional wrestler
  • May 21 Eric Nies, actor (MTV Real World, Grind)
  • May 22 Manuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler
  • May 23 Laurel Holloman, American actress
  • May 25 Justin Henry, American actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles), born in Rye, New York
  • May 26 Matt Stone, American actor, animator and producer (South Park, The Book of Mormon), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 27 Monika Schnarre, American actress (Bold & Beautiful)
  • May 27 Paul Bettany, English actor (A Beautiful Mind ), born in London
  • May 28 Isabelle Carré, French actress

Person of interestIdina Menzel

May 30 Idina Menzel, American actress and singer born in Queens, New York

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
  • May 31 Sarah O'Hare, model (Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

May 12 Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias (31) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), dies at 75
  • May 1 Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66
  • May 4 Louis de Bree [Louis Davids], actor (De man zonder hart, The Cross-Patch, Bluejackets), dies at 87
  • May 5 Alice Tissot, French actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • May 6 Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
  • May 12 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), dies at 67
  • May 15 Sir Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, dies at 70
  • May 21 Dennis King, English actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
  • May 25 Terence De Marney, British actor (Lorna Doone, Doctor Who, The Immortal Gentleman), dies after accidentally falling under a subway at 63
  • May 26 John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
  • May 27 Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • May 28 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), killed in a plane crash at 46
  • May 28 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), dies at 59
  • May 30 Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66