On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for June 14

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz to become NWA wrestling champion

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz

Film release premierFilm Release

1967 British film "To Sir, with Love" directed by James Clavell and starring Sidney Poitier is 1st released in the US

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
  • 1989 Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slapping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Release

1996 "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey
  • 1998 "Comic Relief" benefit comedy show

Film release premierFilm Release

2002 "The Bourne Identity" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon is released in the US

Actor Matt Damon
Matt Damon
  • 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)
  • 1895 Cliff Edwards, American singer, aka "Ukulele Ike" (Walt Disney's Pinocchio - "Jiminy Cricket"; "When You Wish Upon a Star"), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • 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 ("A Little Bitty Tear"; "Silver And Gold"; and actor (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof), born in Hunt City, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Pauline Moore [Joless Love], American actress (Colorado, Young Mr. Lincoln), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Gentlemen's Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1919 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1925 Pierre Salinger, American newsman (ABC) and press secretary (John F. Kennedy), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Marla Gibbs [Margaret Theresa Bradley], American comedian and actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Jørgen Leth, Danish film director (A Sunday in Hell), born in Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1938 Julie Felix, American-born British-based folk-rock singer-songwriter, and BBC presenter (The Frost Report; Once More With Felix), born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 2020)
  • 1940 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Joe Grifasi, American actor, born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestDonald Trump

1946 Donald Trump, 45th US President (2017-21), 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, American actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1950 Jeremy Sinden, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1952 Eddie Mekka, American actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1954 Will Patton, American actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1955 Kim Lankford, American actress (Gingers-Knots Landing), born in Montebello, California
  • 1955 Paul O'Grady, English TV presenter, comedian and drag queen (Lily Savage), born in Tranmere, England
  • 1956 Sam Irvin, American director and producer (Guilty as Charged), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1959 Marcus Miller, American jazz and session bassist, record producer (Miles Davis; Luther Vandross; David Sanborn), and jazz and film score composer (Marshall), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Traylor Howard, American 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 and comedian, born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1969 Kyle Hebert, American voice actor for anime and video game, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1970 Todd Manning, fictional character portrayed by Roger Howarth and Trevor St. John from US daytime drama "One Life to Live", is born
  • 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 A J Mleczko, American ice hockey forward, broadcaster (Olympics gold 1998; NBC), born in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 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, Fictional engineer from Star Trek, born in Aberdeen, Scotland

Weddings in Film & TV

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

LoveWedding of Interest

1956 Actor Ted Cassidy (23) weds Margaret Helen

LoveWedding 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 Barbiers, Dutch actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • 1964 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor and director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
  • 1975 Clancy Cooper, American actor (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains), dies at 68
  • 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
  • 1991 Bernard Miles, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Great Expectations, In Which We Serve), dies at 83
  • 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, American actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima, Sometimes a Great Notion), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2006 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • 2012 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), dies at 82
  • 2014 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2014 Francis Matthews, British actor (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), dies at 86
  • 2016 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87