On This Day

June 1942 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film 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)

Music Recording

Jun 8 Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"


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, British actress (Follow that Camel), and singer ("Just Loving You"), born in Somerset, England
  • Jun 16 David Parry, British-Canadian folk musician (Friends of Fiddler's Green), storyteller (Canadian Museum of Civilization), actor, stage director, and teacher (University of Toronto), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 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 stage and screen actress, and singer (Knots Landing - "Karen; Seesaw; The Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 29 Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter (This Day Tonight), born in Perth, Australia

Weddings in Film & TV

Myrna Loy

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

Marilyn Monroe

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