On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in June 1956

  • Jun 1 Lisa Hartman Black, American singer and actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 1 Robin Mattson, actress (Janet Green-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 Mani Ratnam, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer
  • Jun 4 Keith David, American actor (Platoon, There's Something About Mary), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 6 Marilyn Jones, American actress (Carey-King's Crossing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 10 E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu film director, screenwriter and producer, born in Dommeru Village, India (d. 2011)
  • Jun 14 Sam Irvin, American director and producer (Guilty as Charged), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Jun 15 Ava Cadell, actress (Do or Die), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 18 Brian Benben, American, actor (Dream On, Gangster Chronicles), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • Jun 22 Tim Russ, actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 23 Randy Jackson, American bassist, singer, and record producer (American Idol judge), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jun 24 Joe Penny, English actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman), born in London, England
  • Jun 25 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 30 David Alan Grier, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang), born in Detroit, Michigan

About June 1956

How Old? 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20), Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)