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)

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, American beauty queen (Miss America, 1971), sportscaster (CBS, 1974-85), and First 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