May 1981 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 15 SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television, debuts on NBC

Music release#1 in the Charts

May 16 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks

Actress Bette Davis
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Bette Davis
  • May 21 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
  • May 27 34th Cannes Film Festival: "Man of Iron" directed by Andrzej Wajda wins the Palme d'Or

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 5 Danielle Christine Fishel, actress (Topanga-Boy Meets World), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • May 5 Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian supermodel
  • May 8 Stephen Amell, Canadian actor (Arrow), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 11 Austin O'Brien, actor (Apollo 13, My Girl 2, Lawnmower Man)
  • May 12 Lorena Bernal, Spanish model and actress, Miss Spain 1999
  • May 13 Sunny Leone, Canadian model
  • May 13 Jimmy Yang, American wrestler
  • May 13 Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
  • May 15 Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
  • May 16 Jim Sturgess, English actor
  • May 17 R. J. Helton, American Idol finalist
  • May 20 Calico Cooper, American actress and dancer
  • May 22 Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler
  • May 24 Marketa Janska, Czech model and Playboy Playmate
  • May 27 Özgür Çevik, Turkish singer and actor
  • May 30 Blake Bashoff, American actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 8 Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies at 70
  • May 18 Arthur O'Connell, actor (Mr Peepers, 2nd Hundred Years), dies at 73
  • May 21 Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies
  • May 24 George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83
  • May 24 Jack Warner [Waters], British actor (Dixon of Dock Green, Christmas Carol), dies from pneumonia at 85