Events in Film & Television in May 1980

  • May 1 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • May 9 Slasher horror film "Friday the 13th" is released in US cinemas
  • May 15 Shawn Weatherly of South Carolina crowned 29th Miss USA, goes on to win Miss Universe

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May 17 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on "Saturday Night Live"

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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May 19 Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach

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May 21 "Star Wars Episode V - Empire Strikes Back", produced by George Lucas opens in cinemas in UK and North America

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
  • May 23 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

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May 23 33rd Cannes Film Festival: "All That Jazz" directed by Bob Fosse and "Kagemusha" directed by Akira Kurosawa jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa