The third big box office draw of the May releases was Short Circuit. Remember when Steve Guttenberg had a career and was still making Police Academy movies? Well this movie about a Defense Department robot that goes haywire and becomes 'alive' after being struck by lightning. Movies this lame continue to rake in the box office dollars. Some things never change.
The 49th biggest earner for the year, taking in $18 million was Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, this Richard Pryor directed autobiographical film is about a comedian who severely burns himself in a drug incident. File this in the "What ever happened to..." drawer.
In non-movie news:
10th - Tommy Lee marries Heather Locklear.
and Falco's "Rock Me, Amadeus" is #1 on the UK pop chart.
16th - the Seville Statement on Violence was adopted by an international group of scientists in my home city of Seville, Spain.
24th - Margaret Thatcher became the first British PM to visit Israel. Not even Benjamin Disraeli visited Israel? :)
25th - 7 million people (including my aunt and sister, if memory serves) joined Hands Across America, a charity fundraising event that never actually succeeded in forming an unbroken chain of hands from New York City to Long Beach, CA.
Also, a Bangladeshi double-decker ferry capsized in the Meghna River, killing about 600 people.
31st - the 13th FIFA World Cup opened in Mexico with Italy playing Bulgaria to a 1-1 draw in front of 96,000 fans at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
13th - Pretty boy and Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson will be 25 this month.
16th - So will plastic-looking Megan Fox.
9th - Tenzing Norgay at 71 - Sherpa guide who helped Edmund Hillary mount Everest.
23rd - Sterling Hayden at 70 of prostate cancer - actor who played General Jack Ripper in Dr. Strangelove and Captain McCluskey in The Godfather.