On This Day in Film & TV for June 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.
  • 1951 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
  • 1955 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1956 WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1967 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 First global satellite television programme - Our World

Film release premierFilm Release

1982 "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, is released

  • 1988 Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • 1989 "Day By Day" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1990 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1990 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

Film release premierFilm Premier

1996 "Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1893 Charlotte Greenwood, American actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1897 Basil Radford, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Whiskey Galore, Night Train), born in Chester England (d. 1952)
  • 1900 I. D. du Plessis, South African writer and director (3rd World), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • 1903 Anne Revere, American actress, (A Place in the Sun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1906 Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (Drums, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), born in Barry, Wales (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Daniel Fuchs, American screenwriter (Summer in Williamsburg), born in Lower East Side, Manhattan (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Reed Hadley, American actor (Zorro's Fighting Legion, Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon), born in Petrolia, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1913 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • 1918 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1924 Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1925 June Lockhart, American actress (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 George Murdock, American actor, born in Salina, Kansas (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson's Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1941 Denys Arcand, French Canadian film director (Jesus of Montreal), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • 1942 Wilbert Bank, actor and director (On Hope of Blessing)
  • 1947 Jimmie Walker, American comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1948 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Brenda Sykes, American actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1949 Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1950 Nitza Saul, Israeli actress, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1951 Lee Wilkof, American actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1954 Lina Romay, Spanish actress (Conan the Barbarian), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • 1954 Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker (Hitler's Grave), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1955 Michael Sabatino, American actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful), born in Venice, California
  • 1956 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1959 Paris Themmen, American actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Mike Teevee), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestRicky Gervais

1961 Ricky Gervais, English actor and comedian (The Office), born in Reading, England

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais
  • 1962 Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster, born in Newport, Isle of Wight, England
  • 1963 John Benjamin Hickey, American actor (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), born in Plano, Texas
  • 1964 Emma Suárez, Spanish actress (El Perro del Hortelano), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1969 Matt Gallant, American television host (The Planet's Funniest Animals), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1970 Lucy Benjamin, British actress (EastEnders), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • 1971 Scott Maslen, English actor (EastEnders), born in London
  • 1971 Angela Kinsey, American actress (The Office), born Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1974 Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress (one of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1974 Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director (Chutney Popcorn), born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1975 Linda Cardellini, American actress (Freaks and Geeks), born in Redwood City, California
  • 1975 Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress (La Venganza, Pasión de Gavilanes), born in Cali, Colombia
  • 1976 Dubravka Vukotić, Montenegrin actress, born in Montenegro, Yugoslavia
  • 1978 Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor (Mast), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1978 Layla El, English dancer, model and 2006 WWE Diva Search winner, born in London
  • 1979 Katie Doyle, American actress (The Hillz) and reality television star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1979 Hirooki Goto, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Kuwana, Mie, Japan
  • 1979 Busy Philipps, American actress (Freaks and Geeks), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1980 Maja Latinović, Serbian model, born in Banatsko Veliko Selo, Kikinda, Serbia
  • 1980 Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress, born in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
  • 1981 Sheridan Smith, British actress (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps), born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1981 Pooja Umashankar, Indian-Sri Lankan actress (Asai Man Piyabanna), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1982 Rain [Jung Ji-hoon], Korean singer and actor (Full House), born in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • 1984 Indigo [Alyssa Ashley Nichols], American actress (Weeds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1993 Barney Clark, English actor (Oliver Twist), born in Hackney, London, England
  • 1996 Lele Pons, Venezuelan-American internet personality (Vine, YouTube), born in Caracas, Venezuela

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1976 Actor Peter Lawford (52) weds aspiring actress Deborah Gould (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

1983 Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

HeartWedding of Interest

1999 "Sudden Death" action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (38) weds Gladys Portugues in Knokke-Heist, Belgium

HeartWedding of Interest

2006 Actress Nicole Kidman (45) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (44) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

Actress Nicole Kidman
Actress
Nicole Kidman
  • 2006 Emmy-winning "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (38) weds actor Thomas Jane (37) at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy
  • 2006 Wyatt Earp actor Hugh O'Brian (81) weds Viginia Barber at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1997 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1933 Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez), and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), dies at 92
  • 1937 Colin Clive, British actor (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Mad Love), dies from complications of tuberculosis at 37
  • 1999 Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2005 John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • 2008 Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (Burnt by the Sun), dies at 88

Person of interestFarrah Fawcett

2009 Farrah Fawcett, American actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed), dies of anal cancer at 62

  • 2011 Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
  • 2015 Patrick Macnee, British actor (The Avengers, Magnum, P.I., Sherlock Holmes), dies at 93
  • 2016 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, dies at 71
  • 2017 George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), dies of spinal myelopathy at 86