On This Day in Film & TV for June 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1925 Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)
  • 1953 KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1959 "Sammy Kaye Show" last airs on ABC-TV

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1962 "Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

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1985 "Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

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1986 Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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1989 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1989 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London

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1993 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

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2000 Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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2012 "The Amazing Spider-Man" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1655 Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh, 1st actress in the Netherlands (Onvergelijkelijke Ariana, Amsterdam Schouwburg), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1661)
  • 1891 Nell Craig, American actress (Calling Dr Kildare, Queen of Sheba), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1965)

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1892 Basil Rathbone, South African born British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Johannesburg (d. 1967)

  • 1900 Ian Hunter, South African character actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn), born in Capetown, South Africa (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Mary Wickes, American actress (Dennis the Menace, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), born in Merino, Colorado (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Ben Johnson, Foraker Oklahoma, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Eiji Okada, actor (Traffic Jam, Yakuza, Ugly American)
  • 1924 Percy Rodrigues, actor (Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1926 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), born in Mt Vernon, Ohio (d. 1982)

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1928 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • 1929 Ralph McQuarrie, conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Robert Forester, actor (Banyon, Nakia), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941 Tom Hallick, actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1943 Malcolm McDowell, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Caligula), born in Leeds, England
  • 1948 Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
  • 1950 Michael Stark, Australian actor
  • 1951 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy-Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in New York City
  • 1951 Stellan Skarsgard, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves)

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1953 Tim Allen, Canadian comedian (Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • 1962 Hannah Storm, sports journalist (CNN, NBC)
  • 1962 Mark Frankel, actor (Leon the Pig Farmer)
  • 1966 Thyme Lewis, actor (Jonah-Days of our Lives), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Jamie Walters, American actor and singer (The Heights, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1971 David Mendenhall, actor (Over the Top, Space Raiders, Witchfire)
  • 1971 Lauri Marie Gapp, Miss USA-North Dakota (1997)
  • 1974 Steve-O, American television personality
  • 1974 Brande Roderick, American actress
  • 1974 Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
  • 1976 Kym Marsh, English singer, actress, & T.V. presenter
  • 1978 Ethan Embry, American actor
  • 1978 Mathis K├╝nzler, Swiss actor
  • 1978 Mikako Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
  • 1981 Chris Evans, American actor

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1986 Ashley Olsen, American actress (Michell in Full House), fashion designer and twin, born in Sherman Oaks, California

Actress and fashion designer Ashley Olsen
Actress and fashion designer
Ashley Olsen

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1986 Mary Kate Olsen, American actress (Michelle in Full House), fashion desiner and twin, born in Sherman Oaks, California

Twin Actress Mary Kate Olsen
Twin Actress
Mary Kate Olsen
  • 1986 Kat Dennings, American actress
  • 1990 Aaron Johnson, British actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1931 Actress Margaret Hamilton (28) weds landscape architect Paul Meserve

  • 1945 "Three Smart Girls" actress Deanna Durbin (23) weds film writer, producer and actor Felix Jackson at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas
  • 1999 CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York
  • 2013 Model and actress Joanna Krupa (34) weds businessman Romain Zago in Southern California
  • 2015 Swedish Prince Carl Philip (36) weds former model Sofia Hellqvist at Slottskyrkan Royal Chapel in Stockholm

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008 Actor Bill Murray (57) divorces costume designer Jennifer Butler (42) due to abuse and infidelity after 10 years of marriage

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1969 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Great Expectations), dies at 69
  • 1977 Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins) (b. 1956)
  • 1979 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), dies from acute hepatitis at 47
  • 1982 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)

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1987 Geraldine Page, American actress (Blue & Gray, Trip to Bountiful), dies at 62

  • 1989 Fran Allison, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), dies at 81
  • 1994 Nadia Gray, actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), dies at 71
  • 2005 Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)

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2008 Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator, dies at 58

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 2009 Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1962)