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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 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 Guney 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

Person of interestCory Monteith

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

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • 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 18 Eric West, American singer and actor
  • 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
  • May 29 Joanne Borgella, American plus-sized model and singer
  • May 31 Jonathan Tucker, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson

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 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