On This Day

June 1972 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

#1 in the Charts

Jun 10 Sammy Davis Jr.'s cover of "The Candy Man" by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (from the film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory") goes to #1 on the charts - his biggest single

  • Jun 23 22nd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Canterbury Tales" wins the Golden Bear

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Daniel Casey, English actor (Midsomer Murders), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England

Wayne Brady

Jun 2 Wayne Brady, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Columbus, Georgia

  • Jun 2 Wentworth Miller, American actor
  • Jun 2 Simon Staho, Danish film director
  • Jun 4 Rob Huebel, American comedian
  • Jun 5 Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 7 Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
  • Jun 9 Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress (Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 10 Steven Fischer, American film producer and director, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 16 John Cho, Korean-American actor
  • Jun 19 Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress (Without a Trace), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 19 Robin Tunney, American actress (The Mentalist), born in Chicago, Illinois

Jean Dujardin

Jun 19 Jean Dujardin, 1st French actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor (The Artist), born in Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France

Selma Blair

Jun 23 Selma Blair, American actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde), born in Southfield, Michigan

  • Jun 28 Alessandro Nivola, American actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 29 Samantha Smith, American peace activist and actress (invited to the Soviet Union during Cold War), born in Houlton, Maine (d. 1985)
  • Jun 30 Molly Parker, Canadian actress (House of Cards), born in Maple Ride, British Columbia