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

Cannes Film Festival

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, American actor and musician (Guys Next Door - "I've Been Waiting for You")
  • May 10 Adriano Giannini, Italian actor (Swept Away (2002 re-make)), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 12 Jamie Luner, American actress (Cindy-Just the 10 of Us), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 12 Doug Basham, American professional wrestler, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • May 18 Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter, born in North Hollywood, California
  • May 19 Psicosis, Mexican professional wrestler
  • May 21 Eric Nies, American reality TV personality (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
  • May 31 Sarah O'Hare, model (Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994)

Weddings in Film & TV

Mick Jagger

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

  • May 22 American film maker Oliver Stone weds Najwa Sarkis; divorce in 1977

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, British 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, American actor (Buffalo Bill In Tomahawk Territory; Son Of Geronimo), and stunt coach, dies of a heart attack at 66