May 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 10 "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV
  • May 12 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA

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May 19 Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington, D.C.

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 19 36th Cannes Film Festival: "Narayama Bushiko" directed by Shohei Imamura wins the Palme d'Or

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May 25 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI), produced by George Lucas first released

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 The Human Tornado (Craig Williams), American professional wrestler
  • May 2 Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model
  • May 4 Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress
  • May 5 Henry Cavill, English actor (Superman), born in Jersey, Channel Islands
  • May 6 Adrianne Palicki, American actress

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May 11 Holly Valance, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer, born in Melbourne, Victoria

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance
  • May 14 Amber Tamblyn, actress (Emily Bowen-Gen Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • May 14 Anahí, Mexican actress and singer (RBD)
  • May 19 Jessica Fox, British actress
  • May 20 Jr. NTR, Indian film actor
  • May 23 Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and filmmaker
  • May 23 Alex Shelley, American professional wrestler
  • May 25 Kunal Khemu, Indian actor
  • May 29 Richard Jackson, Redlands California, actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell)
  • May 31 Reggie Yates, English television presenter

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 5 John Williams, actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
  • May 8 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), dies at 74
  • May 25 Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)

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May 31 Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey