On This Day in Film & TV for June 16

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

1960 "Psycho", psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

  • 1966 Rowan & Martin host The Dean Martin Show, Summer Series, on NBC-TV
  • 1989 "Ghostbusters II" directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murry and Dan Aykroyd premieres

Film release premierFilm Release

1995 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman


Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestStan Laurel

1890 Stan Laurel, [Arthur Stanley Jefferson], English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • 1892 Lupino Lane, English actor (Love Parade), born in London (d. 1959)
  • 1894 Norman Kerry, American actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1956)
  • 1897 Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (The Midnight Express), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • 1901 Arthur Pierson, Norwegian-American actor and director (Hat Check Girl), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Jack Albertson, American actor (Chico and the Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • 1910 Ilona Massey, actress and singer (Ilona Massey Show), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1925 Faith Domergue, American actress and early "scream queen" (Vendetta, House of 7 Corpses), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in St Helens, Merseyside (d. 2015)
  • 1932 David Keylsey, actor/director
  • 1934 Eileen Atkins, actress (Equus, Devil Within Her), born in London, England
  • 1934 Janet Pilgrim, playmate (July 1955, Dec 1955, Oct 1956)
  • 1934 Bill Cobbs [Wilbert], American actor (Night at the Museum, The Color of Money), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1935 James Bolam, Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, English actor (When the Boat Comes In, The Beiderbecke Trilogy)
  • 1936 Fred Oster, Dutch TV host
  • 1938 Mickie Finn, Hugo Oklahoma, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)
  • 1943 Joan Van Ark, American actress and director (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Simon Williams, American actor (Fiendish plot of dr Fu Manchu)
  • 1949 Kale Browne, San Rafael California, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World)
  • 1950 Jesse Dizon, Oceanside California, actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat)
  • 1951 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • 1951 Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)
  • 1955 Laurie Metcalf, American actress (Roseanne, Ladybird), born in Carbonville, Illinois
  • 1957 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • 1959 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], professional wrestler, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana (d. 2014)
  • 1962 Arnold Vosloo, South African actor
  • 1963 Jim Fullington, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 Scott Alexander, American screenwriter
  • 1967 John Franklin, American actor
  • 1968 Patrick Stuart, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1970 Clifton Collins Jr., American actor

Person of interestTupac Shakur

1971 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York (d. 1996)

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • 1972 John Cho, Korean-American actor
  • 1973 Eddie Cibrian [Edward Carl], American actor (Sunset Beach, Third Watch), born in Burbank, California
  • 1978 Daniel Brühl, German actor
  • 1978 Lyndsey Marshal, British film/stage/television actress
  • 1980 Nehir Erdoğan, Turkish actress (Tatli bela Fadime), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • 1982 May Andersen, Danish supermodel
  • 1982 Missy Peregrym, Canadian actress

Person of interestDiana DeGarmo

1987 Diana DeGarmo, American singer (American Idol) and actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Birmingham, Alabama


Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1943 Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)

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

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Actor Hugh Laurie (30) weds theatre administrator Jo Green in Camden, London

  • 1996 Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky
  • 2005 "American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama
  • 2007 "Two and a Half Men" actor Jon Cryer (41) weds entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner (40) at the Chapel at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Rock singer Rod Stewart (62) weds model Penny Lancaster (36) in a cloistered medieval abbey at La Cervara

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 2012 Supermodel Agyness Deyn (29) weds "Avatar" actor Giovanni Ribisi (36) in Los Angeles
  • 2012 "Superbad" actress Aviva Farber (27) weds actor Ken Baumann (22) in Malibu, California
  • 2012 "Think Like a Man" and "Jumping the Broom" actress Meagan Good (30) weds Columbia Pictures VP DeVon Franklin (33) in Malibu, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2006 Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months after getting married

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1778 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, dies at 57

Person of interestGeorge Reeves

1959 George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45

  • 1974 Mauritz Hugo, Swedish actor (Atomic Blonde, Death Valley Gunfighter), dies from heart disease at 65
  • 1979 Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • 1988 Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)
  • 1992 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), dies at 89
  • 1994 Eileen Way, British actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin), dies at 82
  • 2006 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), dies at 88
  • 2007 Mikhail Kononov, Soviet actor (b. 1940)
  • 2017 Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere) dies from diabetes complications at 63
  • 2017 John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), dies of cancer at 81