Events in Film & Television in May 1996

  • May 4 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Ernie Schlegel
  • May 5 Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe

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May 7 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence

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May 10 "Twister" disaster film written by Michael Crichton starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton premieres

Actress Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
Novelist Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
  • May 17 Venezuelan Alicia Machado, aged 18, crowned 45th Miss Universe
  • May 20 49th Cannes Film Festival: "Secrets & Lies" directed by Mike Leigh wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24 "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released
  • May 30 John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight"