On This Day

Events in Film & Television in May 1983

Television Finale

May 10 TV sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • May 12 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA

Music History

May 19 Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington, D.C.

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 19 36th Cannes Film Festival: "Narayama Bushiko" directed by Shohei Imamura wins the Palme d'Or

Music History

May 25 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars Episode VI), produced by George Lucas first released

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams