May 1977 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 6 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
  • May 16 TV drama “Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn”, starring Leigh McCloskey, follow up to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" premieres on US network NBC, focusing on what happened to him after Dawn left L.A. to return to her hometown
  • May 25 "Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV

Film release premierFilm Release

May 25 Original "Star Wars" movie (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford first released

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • May 27 30th Cannes Film Festival: "Padre Padrone" directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 27 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC
  • May 29 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Jenna Von Oy, actress (Seven-Blossom)
  • May 4 Emily Perkins, Canadian actress
  • May 5 Choi Kang-hee, South Korean actress
  • May 7 Patrick Johnson, American broadcaster
  • May 8 Jennifer Walcott, American Playboy Playmate
  • May 9 Choi Jeong-yoon, South Korean actress
  • May 10 Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
  • May 11 Matthew Newton, Australian actor
  • May 12 Rebecca Herbst, American actress
  • May 13 Neil Hopkins, American actor
  • May 13 Samantha Morton, English actress
  • May 14 Sophie Anderton, English model and television personality
  • May 14 Ada Nicodemou, Australian actress
  • May 20 Angela Goethals, American actress (VI Warshawski, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • May 20 Matt Czuchry, American actor
  • May 20 Miriam Parrish, American television actress
  • May 22 Vinnie Potestivo, American TV Producer
  • May 22 Alastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler
  • May 24 Kym Valentine Australian actress (Neighbours), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 26 Misaki Ito, Japanese actress
  • May 28 Jeremy Borash, American professional wrestling announcer
  • May 29 Danny Gerard, actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • May 30 Rachael Stirling, British actress
  • May 31 Eric Christian Olsen, American actor
  • May 31 Debbie King, English TV presenter
  • May 31 June Sarpong, British television presenter

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 10 Joan Crawford, American actress (Mildred Pierce), dies at 72

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford
  • May 26 Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
  • May 31 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)