On This Day

June 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

Jun 3 "Big" film directed by Penny Marshall, starring Tom Hanks premieres in US

Music Concert

Jun 11 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert includes Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Hugh Masekela & Miriam Makeba, Youssou N’Dour, Peter Gabriel, Al Green, Joan Armatrading; Jessye Norman, and The Eurythmics at Wembley Stadium, London; broadcast to 67 countries with estimated audience of 600 million

  • Jun 20 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • Jun 20 Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
  • Jun 25 Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 29 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time

  • Jun 30 "Sledge Hammer!" last airs on ABC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

Michael Cera

Jun 7 Michael Cera, Canadian actor (Arrested Development, Superbad), born in Brampton, Ontario

  • Jun 9 Mae Whitman, American Actress (The Duff), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 11 Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress (Mixed Doubles) and model, born in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Jun 14 Kevin Michael McHale, American singer (NLT) and actor (Artie Abrams-Glee), born in Plano, Texas
  • Jun 20 Shefali Chowdhury, Welsh actress (Harry Potter films), born in Denbigh, Wales
  • Jun 23 Isabella Leong Lok-Sze, Hong Kong singer, actress and model

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), dies at 85
  • Jun 2 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), dies of complications related to asthma at 63
  • Jun 7 Vernon Washington, American actor (Roots, The Last Starfighter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), dies at 60
  • Jun 8 Eli Mintz, actor (Boardwalk), dies
  • Jun 8 Russell Harty, broadcaster, dies
  • Jun 11 Nathan Cook, American actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), dies of an allergic reaction at 38
  • Jun 16 Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)
  • Jun 22 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), dies at 84
  • Jun 22 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor ("Danny Boy"), and comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies of ALS at 72
  • Jun 22 Ross Ford, actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol), dies
  • Jun 23 Dayton Lummis, actor (Moonfire, Flight that Disappeared), dies
  • Jun 28 Kurt Raab, writer/actor (Boarding School, Stationmaster's Wife), dies