On This Day

June 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 3 WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music Premiere

Jun 11 "Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall", musical comedy/variety television special with Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett premieres on CBS

Film Release

Jun 13 "Lolita" film based on Vladimir Nabokov's novel directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring James Mason and Sue Lyon is released

  • Jun 15 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 22 12th Berlin International Film Festival: "A Kind of Loving" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 26 WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 5 Jeff Garlin, American stand-up comedian and actor (The Goldbergs - "Murray"; Curb Your Enthusiasm - "Jeff"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 6 Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japanese filmmaker (Shoplifters), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 10 Gina Gershon, American actress (Cocktail; City Of Hope), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Michael Link, American actor (Earl-Julia), born in Provo, Utah
  • Jun 12 John Enos III, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 13 Ally Sheedy [Alexandria], American actress (Wargames, Breakfast Club), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Mark Frankel, British actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), born in Pontrhydyfen, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Jun 13 Davey Hamilton, American auto racer and broadcaster, (Indycar Series runner-up 1996-97, 98), born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Jun 16 Arnold Vosloo, South African actor
  • Jun 18 Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler

Paula Abdul

Jun 19 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

  • Jun 21 Marc Copage, American actor (Corey Baker-Julia), born in Los Angeles, California

Clyde Drexler

Jun 22 Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, NBA guard, 1983-98, 10X All-Star (Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Olympic gold, 1992), and broadcaster, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Jun 22 Stephen Chow, Hong Kong film director and actor (Kung Fu Hustle, The Mermaid), born in Hong Kong
  • Jun 23 Paul LaGreca, actor (Big Trouble), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 23 Kevin Yagher, TV/film special effects technician
  • Jun 25 Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster, born in Newport, Isle of Wight, England
  • Jun 27 Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Chinese actor (In the Mood for Love), born in Hong Kong
  • Jun 27 Michael Ball, British pop and theatrical singer and actor, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
  • Jun 29 Amanda Donohoe, English actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England

Weddings in Film & TV

Jack Nicholson

Jun 17 American actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds American actress Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 1968

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 6 Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, American actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail), dies of poisoning at 63
  • Jun 9 Henry Kendall, British director and actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), dies from a heart attack at 65
  • Jun 19 Will Wright, American actor (Adam's Rib, Living Christ Story), dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 24 Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Model Wife, Florian), dies at 83