On This Day

Events in Film & Television in May 1990

Film & TV History

May 6 Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in South Carolina

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise

Music History

May 12 Nora Dunn and Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew Dice Clay's hosting which was perceived as sexist; the show uses a time delay for the third time in its history

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
Actor Phil Hartman
Actor
Phil Hartman
  • May 15 Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe

Film & TV History

May 17 "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI

Actor and Comedian Kelsey Grammer
Actor and Comedian
Kelsey Grammer
  • May 18 TV movie "Return To Green Acres" airs

Television Finale

May 19 "Elvis" TV Drama about early life of Elvis Presley last airs on ABC

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • May 21 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV

Cannes Film Festival

May 21 43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern wins the Palme d'Or

Actress Laura Dern
Actress
Laura Dern
Filmmaker David Lynch
Filmmaker
David Lynch
Actor Nicolas Cage
Actor
Nicolas Cage
  • May 28 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV