On This Day

May 16, 1990 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestJim Henson

James "Jim" Henson, American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show), dies of toxic shock syndrome caused by pneumonia at 53

Muppeteer and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
Jim Henson