On This Day in Film & TV for June 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 Gene Rayburn & Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio
  • 1970 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • 1977 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Adam Sandler joins "Saturday Night Live"

Actor Adam Sandler
Actor
Adam Sandler
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Comedian John Oliver
Comedian
John Oliver
Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1891 Harry Seymour, NY, actor (Boy Meets Girl, Tenderfoot)
  • 1897 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Dorothy Devore, American actress (Narrow Street, Senior Daredevil), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1901 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1901 Naunton Wayne, Welsh actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession), born in Llanwonno, Glamorganshire, Wales (d. 1970)
  • 1902 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1950)

Person of interestBilly Wilder

1906 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmakerr (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 1909 Michael "Mike" Todd [Avrom Goldbogen], American producer (Around the World in 80 Days) and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1958)
  • 1916 Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Richard Eastham, American actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Falcon Crest), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Paul Frees [Solomon Hersh Frees], American voice actor (voice of Boris Badenov in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1921 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927 Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (Home Sweet Home, Pauline & Paulette), born in Wuustwezel, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India- Mogambo), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Prunella Scales, English actress
  • 1933 Jacques Martin, French TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Kris Kristofferson, American singer/actor (Amerika, Millennium), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • 1938 Andrew Brown, film Producer
  • 1940 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter
  • 1941 Ed Bradley, Journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa)
  • 1946 Andrew Rubin, actor (Police Academy) [or Jan 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1947 David L Lander, American actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Lindsay Wagner, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMeryl Streep

1949 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • 1950 Murphy Cross, actor (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1952 Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • 1954 Amparo Munoz, Malgra Spain, Miss Universe (1974)
  • 1954 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Wishmaster, Duet), born in Los Angeles, California [or Jan 22]
  • 1954 Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (Chico & the Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Tim Russ, actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1959 Wayne Federman, American comedian
  • 1960 Colleen Devine, actress (Irreconcilable Differences), born in San Gabriel, California
  • 1960 Tracy Pollan, American actress (Family Ties)/aka Mrs Michael J. Fox, born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Stephen Chow, Hong Kong actor (Kung Fu Hustle), born in Hong Kong
  • 1963 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1964 Amy Brenneman, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1965 Uwe Boll, German film director
  • 1968 Paula Irvine, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California

Person of interestMary Lynn Rajskub

1971 Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress (Chloe O'Brian-24), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1973 Lacy Goranson, actress (Becky-Roseanne), born in Evanston, Indiana
  • 1973 Carson Daly, American television personality
  • 1974 Nicole Juvan, Miss America-Vermont (1997), born in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • 1974 Donald Faison, American actor
  • 1974 Joseph Vijay, Indian actor
  • 1975 Laila Rouass, Moroccan-Indian actress
  • 1978 Jai Rodriguez, American TV personality
  • 1981 Monty Oum, American Animator (RWBY), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2015)
  • 1982 Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
  • 1985 Rosa Kato, Italian-Japanese model and actress
  • 1986 Bob the Drag Queen [Christopher Caldwell], American drag queen, comedian and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 winner), born in Columbus, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1965 Actress Lana Turner marries for the 7th time to Robert P. Eaton
  • 1985 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (35) weds plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (43) in Dallas
  • 1996 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Actor Adam Sandler (36) weds actress-model Jackie Titone (28) at Dick Clark's oceanfront in Malibu, California

  • 2005 "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson Peete (40) weds former pro quarterback Rodney Peete (39) in an outdoor ceremony held at the Wynn Las Vegas resort

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • 2013 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" actress NeNe Leakes (45) weds her ex-husband Gregg Leakes at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Star Wars creator George Lucas (69) weds Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson (44) at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Actor Adam Driver (29) weds girlfriend Joanne Tucker


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1928 George Siegmann, American actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist), dies from pernicious anemia at 46
  • 1932 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (b. 1892)
  • 1954 Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
  • 1961 Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies

Person of interestJudy Garland

1969 Judy Garland, American singer and actress (The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1979 Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
  • 1981 Lola Lane, actress (Zanzibar, Mystery Ship, Big Fight), dies
  • 1982 Alan Webb, British actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie), dies at 75

Person of interestFred Astaire

1987 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), dies at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 1988 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), dies at 84
  • 1988 Dennis Day, actor/tenor (Jack Benny Show), dies of ALS at 71
  • 1988 Ross Ford, actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol), dies
  • 1991 Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • 1991 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1992 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), dies at 64
  • 1994 Jack Davies, screenwriter, dies at 80
  • 1996 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • 1997 Don Henderson, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
  • 2007 Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
  • 2008 George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)
  • 2015 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), dies in a plane crash at 61
  • 2015 Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), dies at 73
  • 2017 Norman Ayrton, English actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK), dies at 92