On This Day

June 1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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

Music Concert

Jun 1 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

  • Jun 3 ESPN begins televising college world series games

Film & TV History

Jun 9 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers severe burns from free basing cocaine

Music History

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

Film Premiere

Jun 16 Musical comedy film "The Blues Brothers", starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and directed by John Landis, premieres in Chicago

  • Jun 20 Musical comedy film "Blues Brothers", starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and featuring appearances by Aretha Franklin; Cab Calloway; and Ray Charles opens in 594 theaters

Television Debut

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


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Oliver James, British actor
  • Jun 10 Jessica Di Cicco, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 16 Nehir Erdoğan, Turkish actress (Tatli bela Fadime), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • Jun 17 Kimeru, Japanese singer and actor (The Prince of Tennis), born in Kumamoto-ken
  • Jun 18 David Giuntoli, American actor (Grimm; A Million Little Things), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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, born in Banatsko Veliko Selo, Kikinda, Serbia
  • Jun 25 Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress, born in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
  • Jun 26 Jason Schwartzman, American actor (The Darjeeling Limited), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 29 Mel Peachey, British television personality (PlayMania), born in London

Weddings in Film & TV

Mel Gibson

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

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 7 Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
  • Jun 8 Ernst Busch, German singer and actor, dies at 80
  • 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 (Hammer Films), dies at 76
  • Jun 23 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamlet, 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 28 Helen Gahagan Douglas, American actress and politician (Nixon's 1st opponent for the United States Senate in 1950), dies at 79
  • Jun 30 Virginia Brown Faire, American silent film actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies at 76