On This Day

June 1974 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 20 "Chinatown", directed by Roman Polanski starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • Jun 21 24th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 3 Arianne Zuker, American actress
  • Jun 5 Chad Allen [Lazzari], American actor (David-Our House, St Elsewhere), born in Cerritos, California
  • Jun 6 Danny Strong, American actor
  • Jun 6 Sonya Walger, British actress
  • Jun 7 Edward "Bear" Grylls, British adventurer, author and TV presenter (Man vs. Wild), born in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 9 Randy Winn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 2002; TB Devil Rays, Seattle Mariners, SF Giants) and analyst (NBC Sports Bay Area), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 13 Steve-O, American television personality
  • Jun 13 Brande Roderick, American actress
  • Jun 13 Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
  • Jun 14 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress
  • Jun 14 Phillip Rhys, British actor
  • Jun 18 Bumper Robinson, American actor (Webster, Night Court), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 22 Donald Faison, American actor

Person of interestVijay

Jun 22 [C. Joseph] Vijay, Indian actor and singer (Poove Unakkaga), born in Madras (now Chennai), India

Actor and Singer Vijay
Actor and Singer
Vijay
  • Jun 23 Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
  • Jun 25 Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress (one of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jun 25 Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director (Chutney Popcorn), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 26 Matt Striker, American professional wrestler, born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 27 Christian Kane, American actor (Leverage, The Librarians), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 28 Rob Dyrdek, American entrepreneur, TV personality (Ridiculousness) and professional skateboarder, born in Kettering, Ohio

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jun 5 "Sly and the Family Stone" frontman Sly Stone (31) weds model-actress Kathy Silva at Madison Square Garden

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 7 Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 26 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from actor Richard Burton

Actress Elizabeth Taylor
Actress
Elizabeth Taylor
Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 2 Elliott Sullivan, American actor (The Persuaders!, Fury Below, Sergeant), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Jun 6 Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86
  • Jun 9 Phillips Tead, American actor (The Front Page; Lightnin'; Fighting Blade; The Adventures of Superman - "Professor Periwinkle), dies at 80
  • Jun 16 Mauritz Hugo, Swedish actor (Atomic Blonde, Death Valley Gunfighter), dies from heart disease at 65
  • Jun 17 Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
  • Jun 28 Frank Sutton, American actor (Marty, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.), dies of a heart attack at 50