On This Day

June 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 2 Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity)
  • Jun 5 "George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 "Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 9 ABC and AFL sign a 5 year contract
  • Jun 12 KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 15 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1961)

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 16 "Psycho", psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Jun 20 12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • Jun 23 "The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jun 24 10th Berlin International Film Festival: "El Lazarillo de Tormes" wins Golden Bear

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 4 Bradley Walsh, British comedian and actor (Law & Order: UK), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jun 5 Leslie Hendrix, American actress
  • Jun 6 Lola Forner, Spanish actress (Wheels on Meals, Armour of God) and Miss Spain 1979, born in Alicante, Spain
  • Jun 7 Bill Prady, American television producer
  • Jun 10 Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
  • Jun 11 Mehmet Oz, Turkish-American surgeon and TV personality (The Dr. Oz Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 17 Thomas Haden Church, American actor (Sideways), born in Yolo, California
  • Jun 18 Ralph Brown, British actor
  • Jun 20 Michael Corbett, Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young & Restless)
  • Jun 22 Colleen Devine, actress (Irreconcilable Differences), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Jun 22 Tracy Pollan, American actress (Family Ties)/aka Mrs Michael J. Fox, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 Erik Poppe, Norwegian film director
  • Jun 26 Barbara Edwards, American model and Playboy playmate (Sept, 1983, 1984 Playmate of the Year), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 27 Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 4 "On the Waterfront" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)

  • Jun 6 Singer-actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds Bill McDonald

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 14 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 4 Lucien Littlefield, American actor (Blondie), dies at 64
  • Jun 20 Mahlon Hamilton, American actor (Peg O'My Heart, High School Girl), dies at 80 (b. 1880)