On This Day

May 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

May 15 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

Music History

May 21 Weird Al Yankovic's "Fat" (a parody of Micheal Jackson's "Bad") hits #99

  • May 23 41st Cannes Film Festival: "Pelle erobreren" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Nicholas Braun, American actor (Succession), born in Bethpage, New York
  • May 9 Skye Regan, Canadian Actress and Writer
  • May 15 Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (Hope Morrison-Home and Away, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2018)
  • May 17 Nikki Reed, American actress
  • May 18 Ryan Cooley, Canadian television actor ( Degrassi: The Next Generation), born in Orangeville, Ontario
  • May 20 Carla Humphries, Filipina actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 21 American actress Jane Powell weds American "Our Gang" actor and publicist Dickie Moore
  • May 28 Actress Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds actor Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Paolo Stoppa, actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies
  • May 5 George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill, Holocaust), dies at 68
  • May 15 Andrew Duggan, American character actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War), dies of cancer at 64
  • May 15 Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill), dies
  • May 18 Daws Butler, American animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), dies at 71
  • May 19 Virginia Farmer, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90
  • May 23 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
  • May 27 Florida Friebus, American actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79
  • May 27 Renato Salvatori, actor (Burn, Luna, 2 Women), dies
  • May 30 Ella Raines, American actress (Uncle Harry, Runaround, Impact, Brute Force), dies of throat cancer at 67