June 1968 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 2 WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 6 WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 10 "Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 10 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 10 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 12 U.S. premiere of horror film "Rosemary's Baby", based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin
  • Jun 17 KQEC TV channel 32 in San Francisco, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • Jun 2 Jon Culshaw, British comedian and impressionist
  • Jun 4 Scott Wolf, actor (Broken Arrow, Party of 5), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 4 Stacy Leigh Arthur, playmate (Jan, 1991), born in Naperville, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Susan Haskell, actress (Marty-One Life to Live, Strictly Business)
  • Jun 10 Bill Burr, American comedian
  • Jun 11 Staci Baldwin, Miss Washington pageant winner, sued when told 27 too old for compete for Miss USA, born in Kirkland, Washington
  • Jun 11 Sophie Okonedo, English actress (Hotel Rwanda), born in London
  • Jun 12 Sherry Stringield, actress (ER)
  • Jun 14 Yasmine Bleeth, American actress (Ryan's Hope, 1 Life to Live, Baywatch), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 14 Faizon Love, American actor
  • Jun 15 Demtra Hampton, model (Garda), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 15 Oh Dal-su, South Korean actor, born in Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
  • Jun 16 Patrick Stuart, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 21 Brandon Douglas, actor (Dr Quinn, Father's Homecoming), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 22 Paula Irvine, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 27 Pascale Bussières, French-Canadian actress
  • Jun 28 Adam Woodyatt, English actor (Ian Beale in EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest, United Kingdom

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 4 Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
  • Jun 7 Dan Duryea, American actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at 60

Person of interestTony Hancock

Jun 24 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), commits suicide at 44

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • Jun 29 Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66
  • Jun 30 John Gough, actor (Circus Kid, 2 for Tonight), dies at 73
  • Jun 30 John Gough, American actor (Smooth as Satin, In the Land of the Tortilla, Circus Kid), dies at 73