On This Day in Film & TV for June 18

Events in Film & TV

  • 1940 General Charles de Gaulle makes his first speech on the BBC to the French people, since arriving in London, an appeal to defy Nazi occupiers - regarded as the beginning of French Resistance during WWII
  • 1945 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster, charged with treason in England
  • 1953 3rd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 1954 4th Berlin International Film Festival: "Hobson's Choice" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 1959 New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"
  • 1961 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • 1961 KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 "The Wild Bunch", directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, is released
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1965 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon
  • 1992 Actor Jameson Parker weds actress Darleen Carr
  • 2011 British peer and brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, Charles Spencer (47) weds Canadian social entrepreneur and former model Karen Gordon (39) at Althorp House in Northamptonshire

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2010 Former Saved by the Bell actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (36) divorces former model Lisa Ann Russell (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
  • 2012 "The L Word" actress Laurel Holloman (41) divorces architect Paul Macherey (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1937 Al Boasberg, American vaudeville, radio and film comedy writer (Jack Benny; Bob Hope; The Marx Brothers), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1939 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), dies at 73
  • 1959 Ethel Barrymore [Blythe], American actress (None but the Lonely Heart), dies at 79
  • 1963 Pedro Armend├íriz, Mexican actor (From Russia With Love, Fort Apache), commits suicide at 51
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