On This Day in Film & TV for June 23

Events in Film & TV

  • 1933 Don McNeill's Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35½ year run on NBC
  • 1956 "Jimmy Durante Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1960 "Pat Boone Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1970 "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • 1971 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1980 "David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1981 NYC Mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
  • 1982 Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight

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1986 Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1989 Movie "Batman" premieres
  • 1990 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year

Film release premierFilm Premier

2011 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Actor
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Actress
Megan Fox

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2016 Amy Schumer announces her first world tour during a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1876 Irvin S Cobb, Ky, writer/humorist (Old Judge Priest)
  • 1884 Werner Krauss, German actor (Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Joyless Street), born in Sonnefeld, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1888 Lee Moran, American actor (Circus Clown), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1889 Donald McBride, American actor (The Seven Year Itch, My Friend Irma), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Edmund Cobb, Mexican western actor (Motorcycle Gang, Comanche Territory), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1974)
  • 1901 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), born in Unna, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), born in in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1912 Maurice Dallimore, England, actor (Collector, Lad: A Dog)
  • 1913 Molly Harris, actress/writer (Immortal)
  • 1915 Dennis Price, English actor (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), born in Twyford, England (d. 1973)
  • 1916 Irene Worth [Hattie Abrams], American actress (Nicolas & Alexandra), born in Fairbury, Nebraska (d. 2002)
  • 1925 Miriam Karlin, English actress
  • 1927 Bob Fosse, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929 Dave King, Twickenham England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
  • 1936 Berend Boudewijn [van der Woude], Dutch TV host/director (Baantjer)
  • 1940 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1946 Ted Shackelford, actor (Gary-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1947 Bryan Brown, actor (F/X, Gorillas in the Mist, Kim, Tai-Pan), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1950 Sally Geeson, actress (Bless This House), born in Sussex, England
  • 1953 Roberta Leighton, actress (Ginger-Days of Our Lives), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1955 Debbie Boostrom, Playboy playmate (Aug, 1981), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1955 Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer

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1957 Frances McDormand, American actress (Fargo, Academy Award), born in NYC, New York

  • 1957 Lee John, [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • 1962 Paul LaGreca, actor (Big Trouble), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1962 Kevin Yagher, TV/film special effects technician
  • 1964 Trent Bushey, American actor (David Rampal-All My Children), born in New Hampshire
  • 1964 Joss Whedon, American director, screenwriter and producer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers), born in New York City
  • 1966 Richie Ren, Taiwanese actor (Breaking News, Life Without Principle), born in Changhua, Taiwan
  • 1967 Laurie Wood, Orange California, playmate (March, 1989)
  • 1969 Martin Klebba, American actor

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1972 Selma Blair, American actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde) born in Southfield, Michigan

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair
  • 1974 Lisa Bamford, Miss America-NC (1996), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1974 Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
  • 1976 Patrick Monahan, British comedian
  • 1976 Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress
  • 1980 Melissa Rauch, actress (The Big Bang Theory), born in Marlboro Township, New Jersey
  • 1988 Isabella Leong Lok-Sze, Hong Kong singer, actress and model
  • 1996 Charlie Jones, British actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1996 "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (42) weds Italian artist Cecilia Ermini
  • 2012 "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor Eric Christian Olsen (35) weds Sarah Wright near Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2016 Actress and singer Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Ryan Adams divorce after 7 years

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1946 William S Hart, American actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), dies at 75
  • 1965 Mary Boland, actress (Boy Trouble, New Moon), dies at 83
  • 1969 Stanley Andrews, American actor (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), dies at 77
  • 1973 Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77
  • 1975 William Hansen, actor (Homebodies), dies at 64
  • 1980 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), dies at 83
  • 1980 Odile Versois, actress (Nude in a White Car, Young Lovers), dies
  • 1981 Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
  • 1986 Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies
  • 1988 Dayton Lummis, actor (Moonfire, Flight that Disappeared), dies
  • 1998 Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (b. 1911)
  • 1999 Buster Merryfield, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), dies of a brain tumor at 78
  • 2006 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
  • 2006 Luke Graham, American wrestler (b. 1940)
  • 2009 Ed McMahon, American television personality (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2013 Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87
  • 2015 Dick Van Patten, American actor (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), dies at 86
  • 2015 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, dies at 83