May 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 8 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware
  • May 10 Last TV appearance of Dutch television presenter Mies Bouwman
  • May 12 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands

Film & TV History

May 13 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands

  • May 13 CBS' soap opera "Knots Landing" ends 14 year-run with 334th show in Netherlands and US
  • May 20 274th & final "Cheers" episode airs on NBC
  • May 21 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe
  • May 22 "The New WKRP in Cincinnati", an ensemble TV sitcom sequel created by Hugh Wilson and set in a struggling radio station, concludes syndicated run

Film & TV History

May 24 46th Cannes Film Festival: "Ba wang bie ji" directed by Chen Kaige and "The Piano" directed by Jane Campion jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Film & TV History

May 24 Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement

TV Show Appearance

May 24 Star Trek episode "Second Chances" airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

Daytime Emmy Awards

May 26 Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Sarah Langs, American baseball journalist (; ESPN), born in New York City
  • May 6 Naomi Scott, English actress (Aladdin, Charlie's Angels), born in London, England
  • May 10 Mirai Shida, Japanese actress (14-year-old Mother), born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • May 13 Debby Ryan, American actress (The Suite Life on Deck), born in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • May 14 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer (iCarly), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 15 British-American actress Jane Seymour (42) weds American actor James Keach (45); divorce 2015

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 6 Ann Todd, English stage and screen actress (The Seventh Veil; The Paradine Case; The Passionate Friends), dies of a stroke at 84
  • May 6 Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in NY at 77
  • May 7 Mary Philbin, American silent film actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • May 8 Kees Deenik, Dutch singer, bandleader, and broadcaster, dies at 78-ish
  • May 9 Mary Duncan Sanford, American actress, dies at 98
  • May 13 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • May 21 John Holland, American actor (My Fair Lady, Chinatown), dies at 65
  • May 23 James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
  • May 25 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), dies following a stroke at 78
  • May 26 Marvin Young, American producer and silent film child actor (Player), dies at 90
  • May 27 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
  • May 27 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
  • May 30 Marge [Marjorie Henderson Buell], American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), dies of lymphoma at 88
  • May 31 John Granger, American actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69