On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for July 6

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

1933 "Nertsery Rhymes" short film starring Ted Healy and His Stooges premieres, one of the first film appearance of The Three Stooges

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard

Film release premierFilm Release

1945 Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version of their "Who's on First" routine

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor Bud Abbott
Comedian and Actor
Bud Abbott
  • 1954 KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Film release premierFilm Premier

1990 "Jetsons the Movie" by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany, premieres

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna

Film release premierFilm Release

1994 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
  • 2018 Iranian instagram star Maedeh Hojabri confesses on state TV for posting videos of her dancing

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1883 Ralph Morgan [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • 1900 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Sebastian Cabot, British actor (Kismet, Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1922 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), born in Siluria, Alabama (d. 1970)
  • 1923 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • 1925 Merv Griffin, American TV host (Merv Griffin Show), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (Mother and Son), born in Maitland (d. 2002)

Person of interestJanet Leigh

1927 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), born in Merced, California (d. 2004)

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • 1927 Pat Paulsen, American comedian (Smothers Brothers Show) and presidential candidate, born in South Bend, Washington (d. 1997)
  • 1927 Susan Cabot, American actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1931 Donal Donnelly, Irish actor (The Godfather: Part III, Dead), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (Dave Allen Show), born in Firhouse, Dublin (d. 2005)
  • 1937 Ned Beatty, American actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1938 Tony Lewis, Welsh cricket batsman and broadcaster (England 9 Tests, captain 1972-73; president MCC; BBC cricket coverage), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1945 Burt Ward, American actor (Robin-Batman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Fred Dryer, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 1975; First-team All-Pro 1974; NY Giants, LA Rams) and actor (Hunter), born in Hawthorne, California

Person of interestSylvester Stallone

1946 Sylvester Stallone, American actor and director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra), born in NYC, New York

Actor and Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor and Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1947 Richard Beckinsale, English actor (Porridge, Doing Time), born in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1948 Nathalie Baye, French actress (Beau Pere, Honeymoon), born in Mainneville, France
  • 1949 Shelley Hack, American actress (Tiffany Welles-Charlie's Angel), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

Person of interestGeoffrey Rush

1951 Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor (Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech), born in Toowoomba, Queensland

  • 1952 Grant Goodeve, American actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in Middlebury, Connecticut
  • 1954 Allyce Beasley, American actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 James Kiberd, American actor (Trevor Dillon-Loving, All My Children), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1956 Casey Sander, American actor (Mike-The Big Bang Theory), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Jennifer Saunders, English actress (Absolutely Fabulous), born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1961 Kimberly Foster, American actress (It Takes Two), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • 1965 Glenn Scarpelli, American actor (Alex-One Day At a Time, Fantasy), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1966 Brian Posehn, American actor (Jim Kuback-Mission Hill), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1969 Brian Van Holt, American actor (Bo Sinclair-House of Wax), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1971 Kari Kupcinet, American actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Kenya D. Williamson, American actress and author (Depth of Focus: A Novel), born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Sebasti├ín Rulli, Argentine actor (Rubi), born in Buenos Aires
  • 1977 Craig Handley, British film director (On All Floors), born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
  • 1978 Tamera Mowry, American twin actress (Sister, sister), born in Gelnhausen, West Germany
  • 1978 Tia Mowry, American twin actress (Sister, sister), born in Gelnhausen, West Germany

Person of interestKevin Hart

1979 Kevin Hart, American comedian ("Laugh at My Pain", The Secret Life of Pets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • 1980 Eva Green, French actress and model (Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale), born in Paris, France
  • 1983 Gregory Smith, Canadian actor (Small Soldiers, Everwood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1985 Ranveer Singh, Bollywood actor (Bajirao Mastani), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1987 Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model, born in Panambi, Brazil
  • 1987 Kate Nash, English singer songwriter and actress, born in London, England
  • 1994 Rebecca Rosso and Camilla Rosso, British actresses

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1953 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

  • 1973 "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)

LoveWedding of Interest

2007 NBA Finals MVP Tony Parker (25) weds Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria (32) at a civil ceremony in Paris, France

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1960 Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 2009 Actress Rachael Bella (25) divorces "Terminator 2" actor Eddie Furlong (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1954 Dirk Verbeek, Dutch actor and director (Hofstad Stage), dies at 70
  • 1966 Ann Nagel [Anna Marie Dolan], American actress (Don Winslow of the Navy, The Green Hornet), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1972 Brandon De Wilde, actor (Jamie), dies at 30 in a car crash
  • 1973 Joe E. Brown, American comedian (Buck Circus Hour), dies after long illness at 80
  • 1973 Patrick McVey, actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63
  • 1980 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), dies of leukemia at 69
  • 1982 Russell Thorson, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 72
  • 1990 Jim Samuels, comedian, dies of spinal meningitis at 41
  • 1991 Thorley Walters, actor (Trog, Edwardians, Daisy), dies at 78
  • 1994 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • 1994 Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46
  • 2002 John Frankenheimer, American film director (b. 1930)
  • 2003 Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Jr., American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies of complications from pneumonia at 95
  • 2006 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), dies at 80
  • 2006 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2019 Cameron Boyce, American actor (Mirrors, Jessie), dies from an epileptic seizure at 20
  • 2020 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), dies at 91