On This Day

May 2016 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 22 69th Cannes Film Festival: "I, Daniel Blake," directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or

Television Premiere

May 22 TV series "Preacher", developed by Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Seth Rogen, premieres on AMC

Film & TV History

May 24 Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown


Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 2 Actor Adam Rodriguez (41) weds longtime love Grace Gail in a romantic ceremony in Tuscany, Italy
  • May 6 Actress Kaitlin Doubleday (31) weds DJ Devin Lucien in an outdoor ceremony in Big Sur, California

Eva Longoria

May 21 Actress Eva Longoria (41) weds Televisa media executive Jose Antonio Baston in Valle de Bravo, Mexico

  • May 28 TV presenter Rick Edwards (37) weds Eastenders star Emer Kenny (26) at Kew Gardens in London, England
  • May 29 Actor Topher Grace (37) weds actress and model Ashley Hinshaw in Santa Barbara, California

Divorces in Film & TV

Kaley Cuoco

May 6 Actress Kaley Cuoco and professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting divorce after 2 years of marriage

Billie Piper

May 12 Actress Billie Piper and fellow actor Laurence Fox divorce after 8 years of marriage

Johnny Depp

May 23 Actress Amber Heard (30) files for divorce from fellow actor Johnny Depp (52)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 6 Niklaus Schilling, Swiss film director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold), dies at 72
  • May 7 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), dies at 92
  • May 8 William Schallert, American character actor (Patty Duke Show- "Martin"; Get Smart - "The Admiral"), dies at 93
  • May 10 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), dies at 93
  • May 16 Julia Meade [Kunz], American actress and TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), dies at 90
  • May 19 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 84
  • May 19 Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), dies of natural causes at 96
  • May 24 Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), dies at 85