On This Day

May 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 2 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelandic actor who played Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in Game of Thrones, sets a world deadlifting record by lifting 501kg (1,104lb)

MurderMurder of Interest

May 25 Video of African American George Floyd's arrest and murder while restrained in Minneapolis police custody shows he was pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chauvin's knee for 8 minuted and 46 seconds, ignites widespread condemnation and nationwide protests

Victim of Police Brutality George Floyd
Victim of Police Brutality
George Floyd

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestJerry Stiller

May 11 Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld, Stiller & Meara), dies of natural causes at 92

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
  • May 14 Phyllis George, Miss America (1971) sportscaster (CBS) 1st Lady of Kentucky(1979-83, dies of a blood disorder at 70
  • May 15 Fred Willard, American comedian and actor (Best In Show, Everyone Loves Raymond), dies at 86
  • May 17 Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler (WWE), bodyguard, and actor, drowns at 39
  • May 28 Lennie Niehaus, American jazz saxophonist and film composer (Clint Eastwood films), dies at 90
  • May 30 [Nicolas] Michael Angelis, English actor (Thomas & Friends, Boys from the Black Stuff), dies of a heart attack at 76