What Happened on May 19, 1983

Historical Events

  • 36th Cannes Film Festival: "Narayama Bushiko" directed by Shohei Imamura wins the Palme d'Or
  • NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 506

Music History

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

1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Fox, British actress
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Rey, Belgian politician (President of the European Commission 1967-70), dies at 80

About May 19, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let's Dance - David Bowie
  • UK #1 Song: True - Spandau Ballet