On This Day

May 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 TV sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • 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
Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
Actor Peter Cushing
Actor
Peter Cushing

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model (Miss Switzerland 2006), born in Monte Carasso, Ticino, Switzerland
  • May 4 Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress (Mounam Pesiyadhe), born in Chennai, India

Person of interestHenry Cavill

May 5 Henry Cavill, English actor (Superman), born in Jersey, Channel Islands

  • May 6 Adrianne Palicki, American actress (Friday Night Lights, Agents of Shield), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • May 11 Matt Leinart, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2004, USC; NFL: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Santa Ana, California

Person of interestHolly Valance

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 (Kalyug), born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • 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, British 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)