May 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

May 16 "Top Gun", directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise premieres

  • May 16 Action film "Top Gun" starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, directed by Tony Scott, is released across the US

Film & TV History

May 16 Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from the dead on TV show "Dallas"

  • May 19 39th Cannes Film Festival: "The Mission" directed by Roland Joffe wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 20 Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA
  • May 20 Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv

Music History

May 22 American singer and actress Cher calls David Letterman an "a**hole" while a guest on his "Late Night" TV program (NBC)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 James Kirk, Canadian actor (She's the Man), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 3 Pom Klementiff, French actress (Oldboy; Marvel Universe films), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • May 3 Poppy Delevingne, British model and actress (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), born in London, England
  • May 6 Tyler Hynes, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Canada
  • May 7 Mark Furze, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Orange, New South Wales
  • May 11 Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen, Dutch real-time strategy gamer and professional esports player (2× World Cyber Games champion), born in Nieuwegein, Netherlands
  • May 12 Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress (Revenge, Captain America films), born in Port Perry, Ontario
  • May 13 Giuliana Marino, German model, Playboy Playmate (Apr 2005, Playmate of the Year 2006), born in Nuremberg, Germany

Lena DunhamLena Dunham (37 years old)

May 13 American actress, writer and producer (Girls), born in New York City

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson (37 years old)

May 13 English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight), born in London, England

  • May 14 Camila Sodi, Mexican actress

Megan FoxMegan Fox (37 years old)

May 16 American actress (Transformers) and model, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

  • May 17 Tahj Mowry, American actor
  • May 19 Eric Lloyd, American actor
  • May 21 Da'Vine Joy Randolph, American actress (High Fidelity), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 23 Ryan Coogler, American director and screenwriter (Fruitvale Station, The Black Panther), born in Oakland, California
  • May 24 Jordan Metcalfe, English actor (Genie in the House), born in Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, England
  • May 25 Juri Ueno, Japanese actress (Last Friends), born in Kakogawa, Hyōgo, Japan
  • May 28 Joseph Cross, American actor
  • May 28 Seth Rollins [Colby Lopez], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Buffalo, Iowa
  • May 29 Dylan Postl, American professional wrestler (Hornswaggle), born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • May 29 Jaslene Gonzalez, Puerto Rican-American fashion model

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 3 American Mousketeer-actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds American harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt (55), until her death in 2013
  • May 16 "King Crimson" founder and guitarist Robert Fripp (40) weds British actress and rock singer Toyah Wilcox (27) at Church of St. Mary, St. Cuthurga and All Saints in Witchampton, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (b. 1905)
  • May 3 Robert Alda, American actor (Supertrain, By Popular Demand), dies at 72
  • May 7 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, (Godspell), dies from complications of HIV/AIDS at 36
  • May 9 Herschel Bernardi, American actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • May 12 Elisabeth Bergner, Austrian British stage actress, dies at 85
  • May 12 Lee Bonnell, American actor, dies at 67
  • May 22 Martin Gabel, American stage, radio and screen character actor (The Thief; Marnie; Lady In Cement), and television panelist (What's My Line?), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • May 23 Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70
  • May 24 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
  • May 24 Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward], American rodeo cowboy, actor and director(Texas Terror), dies at 90
  • May 28 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), dies at 79