On This Day

June 1942 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 4 "Mrs Miniver" based on the novel by Jan Struther, directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon is released in the US (Best Picture 1943)

Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 8 Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Tom Mankiewicz, screenwriter (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 Maree Cheatham, American actress (Search for Tomorrow, Guiding Light), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 3 Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
  • Jun 18 Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), born in Urbana, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Jun 19 Jos Brink, Dutch TV host (Op Zoek)
  • Jun 22 Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 24 Michele Lee, American actress and singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 25 Wilbert Bank, actor and director (On Hope of Blessing)
  • Jun 29 Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter (This Day Tonight), born in Perth, Australia

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 6 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 19 Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman