On This Day

June 1949 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 6 "It Pays To Be Ignorant" game show debut on CBS-TV
  • Jun 6 WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 14 WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 24 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
  • Jun 25 "Long-Haired Hare", animated short starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 4 Gabriel Arcand, French Canadian actor (The Crime of Ovide Plouffe), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 6 Holly Near, American folksinger, actress and activist, born in Ukiah, California
  • Jun 8 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • Jun 9 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air; Sky), born in Hampstead, North London
  • Jun 10 Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 14 Rochelle Firestone, American actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 15 Simon Callow, English actor (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London, England
  • Jun 15 Jim Varney, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jun 16 Kale Browne, San Rafael California, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World)

Person of interestLionel Richie

Jun 20 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, 1968-82; "Easy"; "Three Times A Lady"; solo -"Hello"; "All Night Long"), and TV personality (American Idol, 2018-21), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Jun 22 Lindsay Wagner, American actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMeryl Streep

Jun 22 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • Jun 25 Brenda Sykes, American actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jun 25 Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Phyllis George, American beauty queen (Miss America, 1971), sportscaster (CBS, 1974-85), and First Lady of Kentucky, 1979-83, born in Denton, Texas (d. 2020)

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 11 American Actress Hattie McDaniel (54) weds interior decorator Larry Williams in Yuma, Arizona; divorced 1950

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Filmmaker Billy Wilder (43) weds former singer Audrey Young

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 8 Actor Burgess Meredith (41) divorces actress Paulette Goddard (39) after 5 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 10 John T. McCutcheon, American cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931), dies at 79