On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for June 28

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1984 17th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • 1990 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
  • 1993 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands

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1996 "Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA

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2003 "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland

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2017 "Spider-man: Homecoming" directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. premieres in Los Angeles


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1867 William Courtleigh, Canadian actor (The Birth of Character, Ashes, The Nightingale), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1930)
  • 1885 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1886 Frank Mayo, American silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1900 Alan Bunce, American radio and television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • 1913 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (Der Bockerer), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestMel Brooks

1926 Mel Brooks [ Melvin Kaminsky], American actor, comedian and director (Get Smart, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in NYC, New York

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • 1926 Robert Shelton [Shapiro], music and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid), born in Isleton, California (d. 2005)
  • 1935 John Inman, English actor (Mr. Humphries-Are You Being Served?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Richard Bright, American actor (Al Neri-Godfather), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1938 John Byner, American actor (Transylvania 6-5000) and comedian, born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Bruce Davison, American actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989)
  • 1947 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress, born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France

Person of interestKathy Bates

1948 Kathy Bates, American academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Actress Kathy Bates
Actress
Kathy Bates
  • 1954 Alice Krige, South African actress (Chariots of Fire, Ladykiller), born in Upington, Cape Province, South Africa
  • 1955 Shirley Cheriton, English actress (Debbie Wilkins-EastEnders), born in London
  • 1966 John Cusack, American actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 Gil Bellows, Canadian actor, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1968 Adam Woodyatt, English actor (Ian Beale in EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
  • 1969 Danielle Brisebois, American actress (Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Tichina Arnold, American actress, born in Queens, NYC, New York
  • 1969 Ayelet Zurer, Israeli actress, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1970 Steve Burton, American actor (Chris-Out of this World), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1970 Mike White, American filmmaker and actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1971 Aileen Quinn, American actress (Annie), born in Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality, born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • 1972 Alessandro Nivola, American actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Ingrid Seynhaeve, Belgian model (Look of the Year 1991), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1974 Rob Dyrdek, American entrepreneur, TV personality (Ridiculousness) and professional skateboarder, born in Kettering, Ohio
  • 1979 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress (Damo), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1983 Maui Taylor, Filipino model and actress (Kool Ka Lang), born in Brighton, England
  • 1986 Shadia Simmons, Canadian actress (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1989 Mark Fischbach [Markiplier], American Youtuber, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1990 Jasmine Richards, Canadian actress (Camp Rock), born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • 1994 Madeline Duggan, English actress (Lauren Branning-EastEnders), born in Bermondsey, London

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1930 Film director David Lean (22) weds his first cousin Isabel Lean

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

LoveWedding of Interest

1986 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (68) weds Mary Yates

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 2000 Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue
  • 2003 Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York
  • 2008 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Chris Kattan (37) weds model Sunshine Tutt (31) at Chateau Du Sureau in Yosemite, California
  • 2014 Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo (28) weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2010 Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (45) divorces "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (40) due to conflict of personalities after nearly 5 years of marriage

  • 2012 "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (23) divorces film producer Sean Covel (36) due to irreconcilable differences after less than two years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1802 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), dies at 60
  • 1880 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy, dies at 33
  • 1946 Antoinette Perry, American actress and theater director, dies at 58
  • 1964 King Calder, actor (Lt Grey-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
  • 1965 [Theodora E] Betsy Ranucci-Beckman, actress (Dood Water), dies at 88
  • 1974 Frank Sutton, American actor (Marty, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • 1976 Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), dies of pneumonia at 49
  • 1980 Herbie Faye, comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
  • 1980 Helen Gahagan Douglas, American actress and politician (Nixon's 1st opponent for the United States Senate in 1950), dies at 79
  • 1982 Gerard Rutten, Dutch film director (Sterren stralen overal), dies at 79
  • 1985 James Craig [Meador], American actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • 1985 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (O blofatzis, Anna of Rhodes), dies at 72
  • 1988 Kurt Raab, writer/actor (Boarding School, Stationmaster's Wife), dies
  • 1994 Fredericka Carolyn Washington, actress (Black & Tan), dies at 90
  • 2000 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), dies of viral complications after several stroke at 92
  • 2001 Joan Sims, British actress ("Carry on" films, As Time Goes By), dies from liver failure and diverticulitis at 71
  • 2006 George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • 2006 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), dies from a stroke at 71
  • 2008 Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (b.1987)
  • 2009 Fred Travalena, American comedian and impressionist (b. 1942)
  • 2009 A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)
  • 2013 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, dies at 55
  • 2015 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, dies at 93
  • 2018 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screen-writer (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), dies at 84