On This Day

May 1975 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 4 Italian film "Seven Beauties" directed by Lina Wertmüller, starring Giancarlo Giannini, and Shirley Stoler released - first film directed by a women to be nominated for an Academy Award
  • May 14 Cult feminist film "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" written and directed by Chantal Ackerman and starring Delphine Seyrig premieres at Cannes
  • May 17 NBC paid $5M for rights to show "Gone with the Wind" one time

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

May 19 27th Emmy Awards: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win

  • May 23 28th Cannes Film Festival: "Chronicle of the Years of Fire" directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina wins the Palme d'Or

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Austin Croshere, American basketball forward (Indiana Pacers) and broadcaster (Fox Sports Indiana Pacers analyst), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestJodhi May

May 1 Jodhi May, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl), born in London, England

Actress Jodhi May
Actress
Jodhi May
  • May 3 Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress (7 Vidas), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • May 3 Dulé Hill, American actor (The West Wing), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • May 3 Christina Hendricks, American actress (Mad Men), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • May 9 Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor
  • May 17 Kostas Sommer, Greek actor
  • May 17 Alex Wright, German professional wrestler
  • May 19 Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
  • May 21 Abbas [Mirza Abbas Ali], Indian Tamil film actor and model (Kadhal Desam), born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • May 22 Cole Hauser, American actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22], born in Santa Barbara, California
  • May 22 Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
  • May 23 Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
  • May 27 André 3000 [Benjamin], American rapper and actor (OutKast), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 27 Jamie Oliver, British chef and television personality, born in Claverling, England
  • May 29 Shoshanna Lonstein, American fashion designer and ex-girlfriend of Jerry Seinfeld, born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

May 6 Actor Sean Connery (44) weds Micheline Roquebrune in Casablanca


Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestMoe Howard

May 4 Moe Howard [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), dies at 77

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • May 9 Philip Dorn, Dutch actor (Enemy Agent, I Remember Mama), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • May 11 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 74
  • May 22 Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), dies at 90
  • May 28 Roy Roberts, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • May 30 Michel Simon, Swiss actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), dies at 80