On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 39th Cannes Film Festival: "The Mission" directed by Roland Joffe wins the Palme d'Or
  • Anti-apartheid activist Hélène Pastoors sentenced to 10 yrs in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Lloyd, American actor
  • Mario Chalmers, NCAA basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)