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"

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
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

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May 23 Horror film "The Shining" released directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, based on book by Stephen King

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Actress Shelley Duvall
Actress
Shelley Duvall