June 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Dead Poets Society

Jun 2 "Dead Poets Society" film starring Robin Williams premieres

Tony Awards

Jun 4 43rd Tony Awards: "The Heidi Chronicles" (play) and "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" (musical) win

  • Jun 8 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season
  • Jun 9 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" premieres in USA
  • Jun 10 "Tales From The Crypt" TV Anthology debuts on HBO
  • Jun 12 "Doctor Doctor", TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
  • Jun 13 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London

Music History

Jun 13 Piano playing rock singer Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Music History

Jun 14 "You've Got A Friend" singer-songwriter Carole King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Film & TV History

Jun 14 Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slapping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman

Ghostbusters II

Jun 16 "Ghostbusters II", American supernatural comedy film sequel, directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd premieres

  • Jun 25 "Day By Day" last airs on NBC-TV

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 29 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time

  • Jun 30 "Great Balls of Fire!" a quasi-biographical drama film starring Dennis Quaid as rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis premieres; Lewis hates the film and the book from which it is sourced, but praises Quaid's performance

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 3 Daniela Vega, Chilean transgender actress and sinnger (A Fantastic Woman), born in San Miguel, Chile
  • Jun 13 Lisa Tucker, American singer and actress (American Idol), born in Anaheim, California
  • Jun 14 Courtney Halverson, American actress (Unfriended), born in Orange County, California

Lucy Hale (34 years old)

Jun 14 American actress (Pretty Little Liars), and singer, born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Jun 18 Renee Olstead, American singer and actress
  • Jun 20 Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor
  • Jun 27 Matthew Lewis, English actor (The Syndicate), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
  • Jun 28 Mark Fischbach [Markiplier], American Youtuber, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Weddings in Film & TV

James Woods

Jun 2 Actor James Woods (42) weds horse trainer Sarah Owen (26) in Beverly Hills, California

Hugh Laurie

Jun 16 English "House" actor Hugh Laurie (30) weds theatre administrator Jo Green in Camden, London

  • Jun 26 American actress Melanie Griffith weds American actor Don Johnson for 2nd time - they had been married for 6 months in 1976; divorce again in 1996

Divorces in Film & TV

Mike Tyson & Robin Givens

Jun 1 Robin Givens and Mike Tyson granted final divorce in New Jersey

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 9 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor, dies of kidney disease at 73
  • Jun 10 Richard Quine, American actor and director (How to Murder Your Wife, Clay Pigeon), commits suicide at 68
  • Jun 13 Fran Allison, American actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Ray McAnally, Irish actor (The Mission, My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Jun 15 Victor French, American actor (Get Smart -"44"; Highway to Heaven), dies at 54
  • Jun 17 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end, 1973-82 (Oakland Raiders and 3 other teams), and actor (Caveman; The Goonies), dies of an accidental propoxyphene overdose at 38
  • Jun 21 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist and TV host (Amsterdamned), dies at 70
  • Jun 27 Jack Beutel, actor (The Outlaw), dies