On This Day

May 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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May 2 Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy

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May 2 "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery", starring Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley, is released

  • May 5 "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV

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May 7 Science fiction film "The Fifth Element" written and directed by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich is released. Then the most expensive European film ever made.

  • May 15 ABC News & Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com
  • May 16 Brandi Sherwood (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA
  • May 16 Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe
  • May 18 50th Cannes Film Festival: "Taste of Cherry" directed by Abbas Kiarostami and "Unagi" directed by Shohei Imamura jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

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May 19 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US

  • May 21 Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time
  • May 23 Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV

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May 24 Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan

Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Ariel Gade, American actress
  • May 18 Alana Etheridge, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 3 "Port Charles" soap opera actor Jon Lindstrom (39) weds "The Young and The Restless" actress Eileen Davidson (38) in Cambria, California

LoveWedding of Interest

May 3 Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] (25) weds producer Dany Garcia (28)

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson
  • May 6 "The X-Files" actor David Duchovny (36) weds actress Tea Leoni (31) in the garden of the Grace Church School

LoveWedding of Interest

May 17 Actor Sylvester Stallone weds actress Jennifer Flavin in London

Actor and Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor and Director
Sylvester Stallone

LoveWedding of Interest

May 19 Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (35) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (32) in New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 4 Alvin "Alvy" Moore, American comic actor (Green Acres, Scream, Intruder), dies of heart failure at 75
  • May 5 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), dies at 73
  • May 9 Marco Ferreri, Italian film director, dies at 68
  • May 11 Brenda Carlin, American television producer & wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57
  • May 16 Horace "Bones" McKinney, American basketball forward, coach and broadcaster (Washington Capitols, Wake Forest), dies at 78
  • May 18 Bridgette Andersen, American actress, dies at 21
  • May 24 Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (Knight Rider), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • May 29 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77