On This Day in Film & TV for June 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1936 "Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
  • 1949 KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
  • 1980 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network

Music concertMusic Concert

1980 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music releaseAlbum Release

1985 Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1993 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 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

  • 2008 A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1887 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Frank Morgan [Francis P Wupperman], US actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1901 John Van Druten, English playwright and theatre director, born in London (d. 1957)
  • 1905 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England (d. 1956)
  • 1911 Gertrude Michael, AL, actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana)
  • 1915 John Randolph, American actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
  • 1922 Joan Caulfield, actress (Liz-My Favorite Husband), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1922 Joan Copeland, [Miller], American actress (Roseland, A Little Sex), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Richard Erdman, Enid Ok, actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes)
  • 1926 Andy Griffith, Mount Airy NC, actor (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), (d. 2012)

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1926 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

  • 1928 Bob Monkhouse, comedian (Bonkers), born in Kent, England
  • 1930 Edward Woodward, Croydon England, actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman)
  • 1934 Pat Boone, Florida, singer/actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade)
  • 1934 Peter Masterson, actor (Ambush Bay), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1934 Sylvia Syms, English actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1936 Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), born in Sarajevo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2010)

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1937 Morgan Freeman, American academy award winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1937 Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress
  • 1939 Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 1992)
  • 1940 Rene Auberjonois, actor (Clayton-Benson, Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • 1942 Tom Mankiewicz, screenwriter (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Robert Powell, English actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets), born in Salford, England
  • 1946 Brian Cox, Scottish actor (Troy, Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee
  • 1947 Jonathan Pryce, Holywell Flintshire, Welsh actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • 1948 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1950 Gemma Craven, actress (Wagner, Story of Slipper & Rose), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1953 Diana Canova, American actress (Corrine-Soap), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1955 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • 1956 Lisa Hartman Black, American singer/actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1956 Robin Mattson, actress (Janet Green-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • 1964 Mark Curry, American comedian and actor
  • 1965 India Allen, Portsmouth Va, playmate of the year (Dec, 1987)
  • 1968 Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • 1970 Karen Mulder, Dutch supermodel
  • 1970 R. Madhavan, Indian actor
  • 1971 Mario Cimarro, Cuban actor
  • 1972 Daniel Casey, English actor
  • 1973 Adam Garcia, Australian actor

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1973 Heidi Klum, German supermodel, born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
  • 1975 James Storm, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Danielle Harris, American actress
  • 1977 Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress
  • 1980 Oliver James, British actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981 Amy Schumer, American comedian, writer and producer (Inside Amy Schumer), born in New York

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer
  • 1983 Jake Silbermann, American actor
  • 1986 Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008
  • 1992 Felix Drake, English child actor
  • 1996 Tom Holland, English stage and film actor (Billy Elliot, Spider-man), born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1933 Charlie Chaplin (44) weds Paulette Goddard (22)

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

HeartWedding of Interest

1941 Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney

HeartWedding of Interest

1949 Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

HeartWedding of Interest

1963 Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor
  • 2005 "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
  • 2006 Korean "My Sassy Girl" actor-singer Cha Tae-Hyun (30) weds pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul City

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1925 Lucien Guitry, French actor (La Dame aux camélias), dies at 64
  • 1943 Leslie Howard [Stainer], British actor (Gone With the Wind, Of Human Bondage), dies after Nazis shoot down his plane at 50
  • 1946 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 1973 Mary Kornman, American actress (Desert Trail, Queen of the Jungle, Swing it Professor), dies at 57
  • 1973 Walter Greaza, American actor (Treasury Man, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 76
  • 1976 Pieter Balledux, actor/stage manager/resistance fighter, dies at 89
  • 1979 Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), dies at 91
  • 1985 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
  • 1988 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), dies at 85
  • 1990 Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
  • 1992 Howard Ralston, actor (Pollyana), dies
  • 1992 Michael King, actor (Lonely are the Brave), dies at 69
  • 1994 Frances Heflin, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children), dies at 70
  • 1996 Ray Combs, TV host (Family Feud), commits suicide at 40
  • 1998 Darwin Joston, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2006 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)