On This Day

May 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 1 New York City officially names a street Sesame Street at the intersection of West 63rd Street and Broadway in honor of the show's 50th anniversary

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May 2 The cast of "The Big Bang Theory" are the first TV actors to be immortalized in cement outside Hollywood's Chinese theater in Los Angeles

Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
Actor and Producer
Jim Parsons
Actor Johnny Galecki
Actor
Johnny Galecki
  • May 2 For the first time all major US pageants won by black women after Cheslie Kryst wins Miss USA. joining Nia Franklin Miss America and Kaliegh Garris Miss Teen USA
  • May 10 YouTube dispute between beauty vloggers James Charles and Tati Westbrook viewed more than 40 million times

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May 11 American actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano urges women to go on a "sex strike" after Georgia state passes new abortion law

Actress and Activist Alyssa Milano
Actress and Activist
Alyssa Milano

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

May 12 British TV Awards (Baftas): "Killing Eve" Jodie Comer and Benedict Cumberbatch win

Actress Sandra Oh
Actress
Sandra Oh
  • May 13 Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty for her part in the US college admissions scandal
  • May 16 UK talk show "The Jeremy Kyle Show" axed by ITV after a guest dies

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May 16 Last episode of TV sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" starring Jim Parson, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco after 12 seasons

Actor Johnny Galecki
Actor
Johnny Galecki
Actress Kaley Cuoco
Actress
Kaley Cuoco
Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
Actor and Producer
Jim Parsons

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 16 "Rocketman" film based on life of singer Elton John starring Taron Egerton premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

  • May 25 72nd Cannes Film Festival: Bong Joon-ho's South Korean film "Parasite" wins the Palme d'Or, Mati Diop, first black woman in competition wins Grand Prix award for "Atlantics"

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May 31 Former "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is announced as the new Batman


Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 1 Actress Sophie Turner (23) and singer Joe Jonas (29) are married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 9 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), dies at 76
  • May 11 Harold Lederman, American boxing judge & analyst (HBO), dies of cancer at 79

Person of interestDoris Day

May 13 Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), dies of pneumonia at 97

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • May 30 Frank Lucas, American drug kingpin (fictionalised in 2007 film "American Gangster"), dies at 88