On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Fox, British actress

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Rey, Belgian politician and President of the European Commission dies at 80
1983 Highlights

About May 19, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus