May 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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May 1 Jackie Chan's breakthrough film "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" directed by Yuen Woo-ping, is released in Hong Kong

  • May 8 ABC TV airs "Stars Salute Israel at 30"
  • May 30 31st Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Wooden Clogs" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins the Palme d'Or

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Sachie Hara, Japanese actress
  • May 5 Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker and writer
  • May 5 Santiago Cabrera, Chilean actor
  • May 8 Matthew Davis, American actor
  • May 8 Josie Maran, American model, born in Menlo Park, California
  • May 10 Kenan Thompson, American actor
  • May 11 Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress
  • May 12 Amy Wheaton, actress (Curse)
  • May 12 Jason Biggs, American actor (American Pie), born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey

Person of interestDavid Krumholtz

May 15 David Krumholtz, American actor (Billy Kulchak-Chicago Sons), born in NYC, New York

  • May 15 Krissy Taylor, American model, born in Miami, Florida (d. 1995)
  • May 15 Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress
  • May 16 Vincent Larusso, Livingston, NJ, actor (Adam-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • May 18 Jennifer Streblow, Oshkosh Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1997)
  • May 22 Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress
  • May 22 Katie Price, British model
  • May 23 Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player
  • May 24 Bryan Greenberg, American actor
  • May 29 Adam Rickitt, British/New Zealand actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 5 "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (28) weds Lorrie Maheffey

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 1 Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 6 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61
  • May 26 Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887)
  • May 28 Arthur Brough, English actor (b. 1905)