On This Day

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

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 calls David Letterman an a**hole 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 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 12 Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress (Revenge, Captain America films), born in Port Perry, Ontario

Lena Dunham

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

  • May 13 Giuliana Marino, German model, Playboy Playmate (Apr 2005, Playmate of the Year 2006), born in Nuremberg, Germany

Robert Pattinson

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

  • May 14 Camila Sodi, Mexican actress

Megan Fox

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

  • May 17 Tahj Mowry, American actor
  • May 19 Eric Lloyd, American actor
  • 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
  • May 31 Melissa McIntyre, Canadian actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 3 Actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt
  • 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, dies 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 actor (Thief; Marnie; Lady In Cement), 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