On This Day in Film & TV for June 14

Events in Film & TV

  • 1942 Walt Disney's animated movie "Bambi", based on the book by Felix Salten, is released
  • 1949 WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 "Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Theme From NY, NY by Frank Sinatra hits #32

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1981 No Nukes concert at Hollywood Bowl
  • 1985 "Michael Nesmith In Television Parts" premieres on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (honorary knighthood)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1989 Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1990 Date of the events in the movie Mr Destiny

Film release premierFilm Release

1991 "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" opens directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman

  • 1996 "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released
  • 1998 "Comic Relief" benefit comedy show
  • 2015 "Jurassic World", 1st film to make $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1871 Theo Frenkel, Dutch actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1890 May Allison, American actress (A Fool There Was, Almost Married), born in Rising Fawn, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1900 June Walker, American stage actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1902 Carl Esmond, Austrian actor (Ministry of Fear, Smash-Up), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)
  • 1904 Gilbert "Gil" Lamb, American actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Burl Ives, American folk singer and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Hunt City, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Pauline Moore, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1917 Al "Lash" LaRue, Gretna La, actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp)
  • 1919 Sam Wanamaker, actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Pierre Salinger, newsman (ABC)/press secretary (John F. Kennedy)
  • 1931 Marla Gibbs, actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Irmelin Sandman Lilius, Finnish actor
  • 1937 Jørgen Leth, Danish film director
  • 1940 Ben Davidson, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Jack Bannon, actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Joe Grifasi, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946 Donald Trump, 45th US President, real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) and TV personality (The Apprentice), born in NYC, New York

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 1949 Rochelle Firestone, actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1950 Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem)
  • 1952 Eddie Mekka, actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1954 Will Patton, actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1955 Kim Lankford, Montebello California, actress (Gingers-Knots Landing)
  • 1956 Sam Irvin, American director and producer
  • 1958 Carina Persson, playmate (August, 1983), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966 Traylor Howard, actress (Joy Byrnes-Boston Common), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1968 Yasmine Bleeth, American actress (Ryan's Hope, 1 Life to Live, Baywatch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Faizon Love, American actor
  • 1969 Kyle Hebert, American voice actor
  • 1970 Simone Fleurice Eden, Arcadia Ca, playmate (Feb, 1989)
  • 1973 Michael Cade, American actor (Sylvester Winkle-California Dreams), born in New Jersey
  • 1974 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress
  • 1974 Phillip Rhys, British actor
  • 1975 Bob Nanna, American musician (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film)
  • 1976 Alan Carr, British Stand-up comedian, Television presenter
  • 1977 Massimiliano Neri, Italian Supermodel
  • 1978 Diablo Cody, American screenwriter
  • 1981 Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
  • 1981 Chauncey Leopardi, American actor
  • 1983 Louis Garrel, French actor
  • 1989 Lucy Hale, American actress
  • 1989 Courtney Halverson, American actress
  • 1992 Daryl Sabara, American actor
  • 1992 Evan Sabara, American actor
  • 2160 Montgomery Edward Scott, Aberdeen Scotland, fictional eng (Star Trek)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1936 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Actor Ted Cassidy (23) weds Margaret Helen

HeartWedding of Interest

1963 "The Golden Girls" actress Betty White (41) weds "Password" game show host Allen Ludden (45) at the Sands Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • 1977 English model Twiggy Lawson (27) weds actor Michael Witney (45)

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1960 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1927 Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • 1964 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor and director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
  • 1977 Alan Reed, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and voice artist (Fred Flintstone, Lady and the Tramp), dies at 69
  • 1977 Robert Middleton, American actor (Barney-Monroes), dies at 66
  • 1982 Marjorie Bennett, actress (Blossom-Dobie Gillis), dies at 87 of cancer
  • 1986 Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), dies at 81
  • 1991 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • 1994 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat), dies at 66
  • 1994 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • 1995 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, television producer, dies at 69
  • 1997 Richard Jaeckel, actor (Starman, The Dark), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2006 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • 2014 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2016 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87