On This Day

June 1940 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 General Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy Nazi occupiers

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jun 29 Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
  • Jun 30 "Brenda Starr, Reporter", 1st cartoon strip by a woman, Dale [Dalia] Messick, begins as a comic-book supplement to Chicago's Sunday Tribune

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Rene Auberjonois, American actor and voice artist (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, God of War), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jun 2 Christopher Bernau, actor (Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California

Person of interestTom Jones

Jun 7 Tom Jones [Woodward], Welsh pop singer ("What's New, Pussycat?"; "Delilah"), and TV personality (The Voice UK), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • Jun 14 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 18 Michael Sheard, British actor (d. 2005)
  • Jun 19 Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, born in Thrybergh, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 20 John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England (d. 2018)
  • Jun 21 Mariette Hartley, American actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • Jun 22 Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter (That's Life), born in Berkhamsted, England
  • Jun 23 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • Jun 24 Vittorio Storaro, cinematographer (Taxi, Little Buddha, Dick Tracy)
  • Jun 25 Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson's Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Jun 26 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 6 E. E. Clive, Welsh actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour), dies at 56
  • Jun 7 James Hall, American actor (Hell's Angels, Four Sons), dies of cirrhosis at 39