June 1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 1 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 3 ESPN begins televising college world series games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Theme From NY, NY by Frank Sinatra hits #32

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jun 23 "David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Jun 24 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Oliver James, British actor
  • Jun 10 Jessica Di Cicco, American actress
  • Jun 15 Christopher Castile, American actor
  • Jun 15 Cara Zavaleta, American model
  • Jun 16 Nehir Erdoğan, Turkish actress (Tatli bela Fadime), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • Jun 18 Tara Platt, American actress
  • Jun 19 Lauren Lee Smith, Canadian actress
  • Jun 23 Melissa Rauch, actress (The Big Bang Theory), born in Marlboro Township, New Jersey
  • Jun 24 Liane Balaban, Canadian actress
  • Jun 24 Minka Kelly, American actress
  • Jun 25 Maja Latinović, Serbian model
  • Jun 25 Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress
  • Jun 26 Jason Schwartzman, American actor
  • Jun 29 Mel Peachey, British television personality

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 7 Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 7 Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
  • Jun 8 Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
  • Jun 12 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • Jun 18 Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
  • Jun 23 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Odile Versois, actress (Nude in a White Car, Young Lovers), dies
  • Jun 28 Herbie Faye, comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
  • Jun 30 Virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies