On This Day

May 1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 1 Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
  • May 6 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on The Tonight Show
  • May 8 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes

Music concertMusic Concert

May 10 Barbra Streisand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 12 "Pulp Fiction", directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or 1994)

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
Actor Samuel L. Jackson
Actor
Samuel L. Jackson
Actress Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman
  • May 19 Final Episode of TV drama "LA Law" after 8 year run
  • May 19 Egyptian actor Omar Sharif suffers a mild heart attack
  • May 20 Sushmita Sen from India is crowned the 43rd Miss Universe at 18 years old
  • May 20 Sony Theaters & Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00
  • May 23 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" finale airs this week in syndication
  • May 23 47th Cannes Film Festival: "Pulp Fiction" directed by Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 25 Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated
  • May 27 Flintstones live action movie opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Larry King ends his radio show

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • May 28 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 4 Alexander Gould, American actor (Weeds), born in Los Angeles

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 7 Matlock actor Daniel Roebuck (30) weds Kelly Durst (24)
  • May 14 Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds television producer Darnay Hoffman (46) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 10 Drew Barrymore (19) files for divorce from Jeremy Thomas (31)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 6 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • May 6 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • May 8 George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), dies at 65
  • May 8 Rupert Haselden, journalist and screenwriter, dies at 36
  • May 8 Steven Keats, American actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48
  • May 11 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), dies of stroke at 65
  • May 12 Helen Lee Mai, Hong Kong actress, dies at 63
  • May 13 Ruth Gillette, actress (Wild Gold), dies of cancer at 88
  • May 14 Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies
  • May 15 Gilbert Roland [Luis Alonso], Mexican actor (Juarez, Barbarosa), dies from cancer at 88
  • May 15 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • May 16 Alain Cuny, French actor (La Dolce Vita, Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle), dies at 85
  • May 16 Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82
  • May 16 Vasek Simek, Czech/American actor (Green Card, Mistress), dies at 66
  • May 17 Andrew Brown, film Producer, dies at 55
  • May 19 Henry Morgan, American comedian and TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), dies of cancer at 74
  • May 23 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 42
  • May 29 Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
  • May 31 Sidney Gilliat, English screenwriter (Night Train to Munich) and director, dies at 86