On This Day

June 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana

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Jun 14 "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey

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Jun 25 "Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California

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Jun 28 "Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA


Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestTom Holland

Jun 1 Tom Holland, English stage and film actor (Billy Elliot, Spider-man), born in Kingston upon Thames, England

  • Jun 23 Charlie Jones, British actor
  • Jun 25 Lele Pons, Venezuelan-American internet personality (Vine, YouTube), born in Caracas, Venezuela

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jun 16 Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky
  • Jun 22 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California
  • Jun 23 "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (42) weds Italian artist Cecilia Ermini
  • Jun 26 Actor Kiefer Sutherland (29) weds model Elizabeth Kelly Winn (34)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Ray Combs, TV host (Family Feud), commits suicide at 40
  • Jun 1 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), dies at 75
  • Jun 2 John Alton, cinematographer, dies at 94
  • Jun 3 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • Jun 5 Vito Scotti [Scozarri], American actor (The Godfather, Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), dies of lung cancer at 78
  • Jun 6 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster, dies at 57
  • Jun 6 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • Jun 8 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft), dies at 70
  • Jun 10 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, Cinderella, East of Eden), dies at 80
  • Jun 11 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), dies at 90
  • Jun 11 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • Jun 12 Ilona Ference, American actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • Jun 15 Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)
  • Jun 20 Hellevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe (1955), dies in plane crash at 64
  • Jun 20 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Jun 22 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • Jun 23 Salah Abou Seif [Salah Abu Saif], Egyptian film director (Bidaya wa Nihaya), dies at 81
  • Jun 23 Pasqualino de Santis, Italian cinematographer, dies at 69
  • Jun 27 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), dies of heart failure at 78