On This Day

June 1946 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Musical Finale

Jun 8 Raymond Scott and Bernard Hanighen's musical "Lute Song", starring Mary Martin, Yul Brenner, and Nancy Davis, and directed by John Houseman, closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 142 performances

Radio History

Jun 26 Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Brian Cox, Scottish actor (Troy; Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Jun 2 Lasse Hallström, Swedish screenwriter and film director (Cider House Rules; My Life As A Dog; ABBA music videos), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 3 Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
  • Jun 3 Penelope Wilton [Penelope Alice], Scarborough, North Yorkshire, English actress (Cry Freedom, Norman Conquests)
  • Jun 4 Bettina Gregory, correspondent/journalist (ABC-TV)
  • Jun 5 Gillian Hills, English actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jun 5 Stefania Sandrelli, Italian actress (Afredo, Key), born in Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy

Donald Trump

Jun 14 Donald Trump, 45th US President (2017-21), real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) and TV personality (The Apprentice), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 15 Judy Pace, actress (Young Lawyers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 16 Simon Williams, American actor (Fiendish plot of dr Fu Manchu)
  • Jun 18 Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • Jun 20 Bob Vila, television presenter
  • Jun 21 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2007)
  • Jun 22 Andrew Rubin, actor (Police Academy) [or Jan 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Jun 23 Russ "Rusty" Thacker, American stage actor and singer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Jun 23 Ted Shackelford, American actor (Gary-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 26 Clive Francis, British actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • Jun 26 Ricky Jay [Richard Potash], American magician and actor (Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 28 Bruce Davison, American actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 28 Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Jun 23 William S. Hart, American silent film actor (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), dies at 75
  • Jun 28 Antoinette Perry, American actress and theater director, dies at 58