On This Day

June 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Television Premiere

Jun 6 US TV news program "20/20", created by Roone Arledge premieres on ABC

  • Jun 7 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation

Film Release

Jun 16 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 2 Nikki Cox, actress (Unhappily Ever After)
  • Jun 2 A.J. Styles, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 2 Dominic Cooper, English actor
  • Jun 2 Justin Long, American actor
  • Jun 6 Judith Barsi, American child actress (The Land Before Time), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • Jun 7 Bill Hader, American comedian and actor (Saturday Night Live, Barry), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Maria Menounos

Jun 8 Maria Menounos, American actress, TV star (Today, Access Hollywood, WWE) and 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, born in Medford, Massachusetts

  • Jun 9 Michaela Conlin, American actress
  • Jun 10 Shane West, American actor
  • Jun 11 Joshua Jackson, American actor (Dawson's Creek, Fringe), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 12 Shiloh Strong, American actor (Maybe This Time, House of Cards), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 12 DJ Qualls, American actor (Road Trip), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jun 13 Ethan Embry, American actor
  • Jun 13 Mathis Künzler, Swiss actor
  • Jun 13 Mikako Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
  • Jun 14 Diablo Cody, American screenwriter
  • Jun 16 Daniel Brühl, German actor (Good Bye Lenin!), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jun 16 Lyndsey Marshal, British film/stage/television actress
  • Jun 17 Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress, born in Sanmu, Japan
  • Jun 18 Tara Platt, American actress and voice actress for Japanese anime films (Temari-Naruto), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Jun 19 Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler, born in Miramichi, New Brunswick

Zoe Saldana

Jun 19 Zoe Saldana, American actress (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), born in Passaic, New Jersey

  • Jun 19 Mía Maestro, Argentine actress
  • Jun 21 Erica Durance, Canadian actress (Smallville), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jun 22 Jai Rodriguez, American TV personality
  • Jun 25 Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor (Mast), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Jun 25 Layla El, English dancer, model and 2006 WWE Diva Search winner, born in London
  • Jun 29 Luke Kirby, Canadian American actor (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in Hamilton, Ontario

Weddings in Film & TV

Howard Stern

Jun 4 Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.

Robin Williams

Jun 4 Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 9 Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jun 17 Cully Richards, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 68
  • Jun 20 Karel G Bakker, actor (Coffee House), dies at 66
  • Jun 25 Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), dies at 27
  • Jun 29 Bob Crane, American DJ and actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed), murdered at 49