On This Day

May 1982 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 3 ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)

Radio History

May 10 WABC radio (NYC) plays its last record - John Lennon's "Imagine"

  • May 10 WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
  • May 13 Terri Lea Utley, 20 (Arkansas) crowned 31st Miss USA

Film & TV History

May 19 Sophia Loren jailed in Naples, Italy for tax evasion

  • May 23 BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina
  • May 26 35th Cannes Film Festival: "Missing" directed by Costa Gavras and "Yol" directed by Serif Goren and Yilmaz G├╝ney jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • May 28 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Jamie Dornan, Irish actor (Fifty Shades of Grey), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • May 1 Katya [Brian McCook] American drag queen, comedian and TV performer (The Trixie and Katya Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 5 Dieter Brummer, Australian TV actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 9 Rachel Boston, American actress
  • May 10 Despina Caldis, Greek-Australian actress
  • May 11 Jonathan Jackson, actor (Lucky-General Hospital), born in Orlando Florida

Cory Monteith

May 11 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and singer (Glee; Monte Carlo), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 2013)

  • May 15 Alex Breckenridge, American actress
  • May 15 Tatsuya Fujiwara, Japanese actor
  • May 15 Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (The Pussycat Dolls)
  • May 16 Joo Ji Hoon, Korean actor and model
  • May 21 Tay Zonday [Adam Bahner], American singer-songwriter ("Chocolate Rain"), and YouTube personality, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 22 John Bobek, American actor
  • May 26 David Reed, British writer and comedian
  • May 28 Alexa Davalos, American actress
  • May 29 Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model (Sports Illustrated), born in Itabira, Brazil
  • May 29 Joanne Borgella, American plus-sized model and singer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • May 31 Jonathan Tucker, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

Kate Jackson

May 1 Actress Kate Jackson (33) weds business executive David Greenwald in Beverly Hills, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Gene Sheldon, actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72
  • May 2 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor (Shadow of the Cloak), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • May 2 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], American actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • May 6 Sam Baker, American actor, dies at 75
  • May 7 Alfred Adam, French character actor, dies at 72
  • May 11 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), dies of cancer at 51
  • May 14 Hugh Beaumont, American actor (The Mole People, Leave it to Beaver), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • May 25 Larry J Blake, actor (Earth vs the Flying Saucers), dies at 68
  • May 29 Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43