On This Day

June 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Television Premiere

Jun 7 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres

  • Jun 11 "Magnificent Marble Machine" last airs on NBC-TV

Music History

Jun 12 "Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46

  • Jun 20 Disney's River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)
  • Jun 24 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany

Film Premier

Jun 25 Supernatural horror film "The Omen" starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick premieres in the US

Berlin Film Festival

Jun 25 26th Berlin International Film Festival: "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" wins the Golden Bear


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 5 Ross Noble, British comedian (Have I Got News for You), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Jun 7 Cassidy Rae, American actress (Sarah-Models Inc, Clarissa), born in Clermont, Florida
  • Jun 13 Kym Marsh, British pop singer (HearSay), actress (Coronation Street), and BBC TV presenter (Morning Live), born in Whiston, Merseyside, England
  • Jun 14 Alan Carr, British Stand-up comedian, Television presenter
  • Jun 18 Alana de la Garza, American actress

Blake Shelton

Jun 18 Blake Shelton, American country singer-songwriter ("Boys 'Round Here"; "God Gave Me You"; "Honey Bee"), and TV personality (The Voice), born in Ada, Oklahoma

  • Jun 23 Patrick Monahan, British comedian
  • Jun 23 Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress
  • Jun 25 Dubravka Vukotić, Montenegrin actress, born in Montenegro, Yugoslavia
  • Jun 29 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician and comedian (Flight of the Conchords - "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)"), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jun 25 Actor Peter Lawford (52) weds aspiring actress Deborah Gould (25)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 2 Alan Dewitt, actor (Mr Tyler-It's About Time), dies at 52
  • Jun 5 Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • Jun 6 Victor Varconi, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings), dies at 85
  • Jun 9 Sybil Thorndike, English actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93
  • Jun 10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103
  • Jun 28 Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), dies of pneumonia at 49
  • Jun 29 Leonora Summers [Lillian Hill], American vaudeville and silent film actress [Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ; Hoboken To Hollywood), dies at 78