What Happened on May 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


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1st American Comedy Award: Johnny Carson & Betty White

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • 40th Cannes Film Festival: "Sous le soleil de Satan" directed by Maurice Pialat wins the Palme d'Or

Famous Birthdays

  • David Edgar, Canadian football (soccer) player
  • Mariano Torres, Argentine footballer

Famous Deaths

  • James Tiptree Jr. [Alice Sheldon], American sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), dies at 71