Events in Film & TV on May 19

  • 1968 20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible & Barbara Bain win
  • 1972 WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 25th Cannes Film Festival: "The Working Class Goes to Heaven" directed by Elio Petri and "The Mattei Affair" directed by Francesco Rosi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1975 27th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win

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1980 Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach

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1982 Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

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1983 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
  • 1983 36th Cannes Film Festival: "Narayama Bushiko" directed by Shohei Imamura wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1984 "King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62
  • 1986 39th Cannes Film Festival: "The Mission" directed by Roland Joffe wins the Palme d'Or

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1987 1st American Comedy Award: Johnny Carson & Betty White

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • 1987 40th Cannes Film Festival: "Sous le soleil de Satan" directed by Maurice Pialat wins the Palme d'Or

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1989 "Do the Right Thing", directed by Spike Lee, starring Danny Aiello and Ossie Davis premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • 1990 General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC
  • 1992 US VP Dan Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being a single mother and as a poor example of family values
  • 1994 Final Episode of LA Law after 8 year run

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1997 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US

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1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson is released in cinemas

Actress Natalie Portman
Actress
Natalie Portman
Actor Ewan McGregor
Actor
Ewan McGregor
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas

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2007 "Sicko" a documentary on the US health care system, directed by Michael Moore has its premiere at the Cannes Film festival.

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore

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2007 "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", directed by Gore Verbinksi, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom premieres in Anaheim - most expensive film ($300 million) made at the time

  • 2007 Coen brothers film "No Country for Old Men", based on the Cormac McCarthy novel, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Best Picture 2008)