On This Day

May 2017 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 6 France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory

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May 7 MTV becomes 1st major awards show to adopt gender-neutral categories - Emma Watson best film actor, Millie Bobby Brown best TV actor

  • May 7 “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest grossing Indian box office film ever earning $120 million

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 25 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine premieres in Los Angeles - 1st superhero film directed by a woman

Actress Gal Gadot
Actress
Gal Gadot
  • May 28 70th Cannes Film Festival: Swedish film "The Square" directed by Ruben Ostlund wins the Palme d'Or

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May 30 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John

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May 31 Comedienne Kathy Griffin fired from CNN after photo of her holding bloody head resembling Donald Trump by Tyler Shields posted

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 6 Olympic diver Tom Daley (23) weds Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at Bovey Castle in Devon, England

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May 13 Actor Jim Parsons marries graphic designer Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York

Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
Actor and Producer
Jim Parsons
  • May 27 Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel (27) weds Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr (34) in Los Angeles, California
  • May 28 Actress Maggie Grace (33) weds entrepreneur Brent Bushnell in La Jolla, California
  • May 28 Mr. Robot screenwriter Sam Esmail (39) weds actress Emmy Rossum (30) at the East 55th Street Synagogue in New York City

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Janet Pilgrim, American early playmate model for Playboy (July 1955, Dec 1955, Oct 1956), dies at 82
  • May 2 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), dies at 72
  • May 3 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), dies at 74
  • May 3 Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster, Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel), dies of complications from surgery at 104
  • May 9 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), dies at 77
  • May 14 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer (Sopranos), Chairman of Paramount Pictures, dies of cancer at 59
  • May 14 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), dies at 68
  • May 22 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), dies at 93

Person of interestRoger Moore

May 23 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), dies at 89

  • May 28 John Noakes, British TV presenter, dies at 83
  • May 30 Elena Verdugo, American actress (Little Giant, Cavalier of the West), dies at 92