Events in Film & Television in May 1995

  • May 6 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
  • May 13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 18 "Braveheart" directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996)

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • May 20 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung
  • May 22 Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia

  • May 28 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or