June 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 4 "Batman & His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
  • Jun 16 Rowan & Martin host The Dean Martin Show, Summer Series, on NBC-TV

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 21 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)

  • Jun 27 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, premieres on ABC-TV
  • Jun 29 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Julianna Margulies, American actress (ER, The Good Wife), born in Spring Valley NY

  • Jun 10 Doug McKeon, NJ, actor (Big Shamus Little Shamus, Centennial)
  • Jun 13 Thyme Lewis, actor (Jonah-Days of our Lives), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 14 Traylor Howard, actress (Joy Byrnes-Boston Common), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jun 15 Idalis DeLeon, American actress/singer
  • Jun 21 Nan Woods, actress (1 More Saturday Night)
  • Jun 23 Richie Ren, Taiwanese actor (Breaking News, Life Without Principle), born in Changhua, Taiwan
  • Jun 24 Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director and screenwriter (The Unbelievable Truth), born in Queens, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jun 27 Jason Patric, American actor (Lost Boys, Solar Babies), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 27 J. J. Abrams, American writer, producer and director (Lost, Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in New York City
  • Jun 28 John Cusack, American actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 28 Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 30 Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 3 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
  • Jun 11 Ethel Clayton, actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82
  • Jun 11 Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], British actor (Freaks, Harvey, Spellbound, Deputy), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Jun 12 Thomas Chalmers, American opera singer, actor, and filmmaker (Blind Alleys, Outrage), dies at 81
  • Jun 19 Ed Wynn [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], American comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
  • Jun 29 Isabel Dawn, American screenwriter, dies at 68
  • Jun 29 Ronald Shiner, British actor (Dry Rot, Carry on Admiral, Keep it Clean, Aunt Clara), dies at 63