(Saturday, May 19, 1962) — Actress Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of Happy Birthday to You tonight for guest-of-honor President John F. Kennedy before 15,000 at a Democratic fundraiser at New York’s old Madison Square Garden. Kennedy would turn 45 on May 29.
Video: Dan Quayle 'Murphy Brown' comment
(Tuesday, May 19, 1992) — U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle sparked controversy by criticizing the CBS-TV sitcom Murphy Brown today for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock, saying during a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco that it mocked the importance of fathers.
Video: Mary Jo Buttafuoco interview (2008)
(Tuesday, May 19, 1992) — Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot in the face and seriously wounded today at her home in Massapequa, New York, by her husband Joey’s teenage lover, Amy Fisher, soon to be known as “the Long Island Lolita” by the media in a case that drew much notoriety.
Video: Alec Baldwin reads the 27th Amendment
(Tuesday, May 19, 1992) — The Twenty-seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits Congress from giving itself pay raises until the next congressional term, went into effect today.
(Saturday, May 19, 1962) — She Cried by Jay and the Americans peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the group’s first of four top ten singles on the chart (1962-1969).