On This Day

June 1952 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 5 1st sporting event televised nationally - Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Jun 12 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: "One Summer of Happiness" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Jun 19 "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
  • Jun 30 "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 4 Carlene Watkins, American actress (Tough Enough), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jun 4 Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 5 Mukesh Bhatt, Indian film producer (Vishesh Films), born in Mumbai, India

Liam Neeson

Jun 7 Liam Neeson, Irish-American actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables), born in Ballymena, County Antrim

  • Jun 14 Eddie Mekka [Mekjian], American stage and screen singer and actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Carmine - The Big Ragoo"), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Jun 18 Carol Kane, actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Simka-Taxi), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Isabella Rossellini

Jun 18 Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress and model (Big Night, Blue Velvet), born in Rome, Italy

John Goodman

Jun 20 John Goodman, American actor (Dan Conner on Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • Jun 20 Larry Riley, American actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • Jun 22 Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • Jun 25 Tim Finn, New Zealand rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Split Enz - "I Got You"; Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"), and theatre and film composer ("Puberty Blues"), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • Jun 30 David Garrison, American Broadway and television actor (Wicked), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Weddings in Film & TV

Judy Garland

Jun 8 American singer and actress Judy Garland (29) weds American producer Sidney Luft (36) in Hollister, California; divorce in 1965

Divorces in Film & TV

Agnes Moorehead

Jun 11 Actress Agnes Moorehead (51) divorces actor Jack G. Lee (50) after 22 years of marriage