May 1992 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 9 Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
  • May 9 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe


May 11 Film adaptation of Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masekela's anti-apartheid musical "Sarafina!", starring Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba, and Whoopi Goldberg, premieres at Cannes Film Festival in France

Film & TV History

May 13 Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show

  • May 18 45th Cannes Film Festival: "Den goda viljan" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 19 US VP Dan Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being a single mother and as a poor example of family values

TV Show Appearance

May 22 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show"

Film & TV History

May 25 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of US talk show "The Tonight Show"

  • May 31 "The 1992 Boat Show" - the 193rd and final episode of US comedy series "Night Court" - airs on NBC-TV, completing a 9 season run

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 4 Courtney Jines, American actress (Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • May 7 Gavin Hetherington, British actor
  • May 8 Olivia Culpo, American beauty queen (Miss Universe 2012) and social media influencer, born in Cranston, Rhode Island
  • May 12 Malcolm David Kelley, American actor and rapper (Lost), born in Bellflower, California
  • May 13 Tommy Dorfman, American actress (13 Reasons Why), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 18 Spencer Breslin, American actor, born in New York City
  • May 20 Jack Gleeson, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Cork
  • May 21 Olivia Olson, American singer and actress (Love Actually - "Joanna"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 24 Travis T. Flory, American actor (Everybody Hates Chris), born in Fontana, California
  • May 31 VanossGaming [Evan Fong), Canadian YouTuber and music producer, born in Toronto, Canada

Weddings in Film & TV

Gabrielle Carteris

May 3 American "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Gabrielle Carteris weds Amercain stockbroker Charles Isaacs at the Four Seasons resort in Santa Barbara, Caliifornia

  • May 23 "Once and Again" actress Sela Ward (35) weds actor Howard Sherman (42)

Anjelica Huston

May 23 Actress Anjelica Huston (40) weds sculptor Robert Graham (54)

Robert Downey Jr

May 29 American "Chaplin" and "Iron Man" actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds American actress and singer Deborah Falconer (26); divorce in 2004

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 2 Joey Cuevas, American movie dancer, dies at 34
  • May 2 Philip Dunne, screenwriter, dies of cancer at 84

George Murphy (1902-1992)

May 3 American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), dies of leukemia at 89

  • May 5 Ben Frommer, Polish actor (Scarface, Battlestar Galactica), dies at 78
  • May 5 Dick Yarmy, American character actor (Get Smart; Kentucky Fried Movie; Mork & Mindy), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • May 5 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64

Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992)

May 6 German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

  • May 8 Richard Derr, American actor (When Worlds Collide), dies at 74 of cancer
  • May 10 John Lund, American actor (High Society, Wackiest Ship in the Army), dies at 81
  • May 10 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz and cabaret singer and actress ("I Could Have Danced All Night"; South Pacific - "Bloody May"), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • May 12 Lenny Montana [Leonardo Passafaro], American professional wrestler (NWA Georgia), and actor (The Godfather), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • May 12 Robert Reed, American actor (The Brady Bunch - "Mike"; Nurse), dies of AIDs at 59
  • May 14 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), dies of cancer at 43
  • May 15 Bruce Hopkins, performer/director, dies at 44
  • May 16 Marisa Mell, actress (Hostages), dies of cancer at 53
  • May 17 George Hurrell, Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87
  • May 18 Marshall Thompson, American actor (Bog), dies of congestive heart failure at 65
  • May 18 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • May 24 Joan Sanderson, English actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79
  • May 25 Marshall Thompson, American actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66
  • May 27 John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70
  • May 29 Bill Beyers, American actor (Capitol - "Wally McCandless"), dies of AIDS at 37
  • May 29 Pippa Steele, actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
  • May 30 Daniel Addes, actor (Victor-Sunst Grill), dies at 59