On This Day

June 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 3 "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" film released in France
  • Jun 5 "Nightline" presents its 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM
  • Jun 18 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
  • Jun 27 "The Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 3 Lalaine [Vergara-Paras], American stage and screen actress and singer (Les Misérables; Lizzie McGuire), born in Burbank, California
  • Jun 3 Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress
  • Jun 5 Lara Worthington [Bingle], Australian model, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 5 Charlie Clements, English actor (Eastenders), born in Sidcup, England

Person of interestDaniel Logan

Jun 6 Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), born in Auckland, New Zealand

  • Jun 10 Kelly Vitz, American actress

Person of interestDiana DeGarmo

Jun 16 Diana DeGarmo, American singer (American Idol) and actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Jun 16 Ali Stroker, American actress and singer, first actress to appear in a wheelchair on Broadway and win a Tony award, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Jun 22 Joe Dempsie, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 27 Ed Westwick, English actor (Gossip Girl), born in London, England
  • Jun 29 Yasuka Saitō, Japanese actor (GoGo Sentai Boukenger), born in Kanagawa, Japan

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 3 Will Sampson, actor (From Here to Eternity, Yellow Rose), dies at 54
  • Jun 6 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), dies of stomach cancer at 64
  • Jun 9 Grandon Rhodes, actor (Gentleman From Nowhere), dies
  • Jun 9 Madge Kennedy, actress (Marrying Kind, 3 Bad Sisters), dies
  • Jun 10 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (A Patch of Blue, Beguilled), commits suicide at 45 by jumping from the window of her fifth floor apartment

Person of interestGeraldine Page

Jun 13 Geraldine Page, American actress (Blue & Gray, Trip to Bountiful), dies at 62

  • Jun 21 Madman Muntz, American entrepreneur, businessman, electrical engineer, TV commercial actor (b. 1914)

Person of interestFred Astaire

Jun 22 Fred Astaire [Austerlitz], American stage and screen tap dancer, singer ("Night And Day"; "Cheek To Cheek"; "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off"), and actor (Royal Wedding; Easter Parade; Swingtime), dies of pneumonia at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • Jun 24 (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler; Gigot), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), , dies of colon cancer at 71
  • Jun 30 King Donovan, actor and director (Enforcer, Perfect Furlough), dies