On This Day in Film & TV for June 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 KVOS TV channel 12 in Bellingham/Vancouver, WA (CBS) begins
  • 1955 KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
  • 1970 Ray Davies of Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC commercial reference ban
  • 1980 ESPN begins televising college world series games

Film release premierFilm Premier

1988 "Big" film directed by Penny Marshall, starring Tom Hanks premieres in US

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 1995 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood

Music releaseMusic Single

2014 Dove Cameron releases a single, “Count Me In"

Actress Dove Cameron
Actress
Dove Cameron

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1895 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian-British film director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1961)
  • 1901 Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), born in Dorchester, Dorset, England (d. 1989)
  • 1903 Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)
  • 1908 Adele Dixon, American actress (Calling the Tune), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Paulette Goddard [Marion Levy], American actress (Great Dictator), born in Whitestone Landing, Long Island (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Iris Meredith [Shunn], American actress (Son of Davy Crockett, The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Leo Gorcey, American actor (Bowery Boys, Road to Zanzibar), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1918 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help!, No Wreath for the General, Hammerhead), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1926 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1991)
  • 1930 Ben Wada, Japanese television producers
  • 1931 Françoise Arnoul, French actress and composer (French Cancan, Jacko & Lise), born in Constantine, France
  • 1942 Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
  • 1946 Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
  • 1946 Penelope Wilton [Penelope Alice], Scarborough, North Yorkshire, English actress (Cry Freedom, Norman Conquests)
  • 1950 Suzi Quatro[cchio], singer (Stumblin')/actress (Happy Days), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1958 Scott Valentine, actor (Nick-Family Ties, My Demon Lover)
  • 1963 Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
  • 1964 James Purefoy, British actor
  • 1965 Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor
  • 1974 Alison McCreary, Florence Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-4th-1997)
  • 1974 Arianne Zuker, American actress
  • 1982 Jodie Whittaker, English actress (1st female Doctor Who), born in Skelmanthorpe, England
  • 1985 Detox Icunt [Matthew Sanderson], American drag queen, recording artist and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1986 Brenden Richard Jefferson, African-American actor
  • 1987 Lalaine, American actress and singer
  • 1987 Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress
  • 1989 Daniela Vega, Chilean transgender actress and sinnger (A Fantastic Woman), born in San Miguel, Chile

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1929 Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy in New York City

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford

HeartWedding of Interest

1973 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan marries actress Jaya Bhaduri

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Earl of Mornington, Arthur Wellesley (27) weds great-granddaughter of Lord Beaverbrook and model/make-up artist Jemma Kidd (30) in a seaside ceremony on the beach near Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley

HeartWedding of Interest

2006 Actor and Ben Affleck's younger brother Casey Affleck (30) weds actress/model Summer Phoenix (28) in McIntosh County, Georgia

  • 2006 Telenovela actress Adamari Lopez (35) weds Latin singing sensation Luis Fonsi (28) at La Iglesia de San Jose in Villa Caparra, Puerto Rico
  • 2017 Actress, singer and Broadway star Bell Bundy (36) weds TBS executive Thom Hinkle at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1963 Paul Maxey, American actor (The Narrow Margin, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies from a heart attack at 56
  • 1966 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
  • 1973 Dory Funk, professional wrestler (b. 1919)
  • 1975 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies from cancer at 69
  • 1977 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906)
  • 1983 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
  • 1983 Nanna, Rafi Khawar, Lollywood actor, Lahore
  • 1986 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), dies at 81
  • 1986 Patricia Wheel, actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42
  • 1987 Will Sampson, actor (From Here to Eternity, Yellow Rose), dies at 54
  • 1990 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), dies from cancer at 77
  • 1991 Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • 1991 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • 1992 Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), dies at 84
  • 1993 Bob Fitzsimmons, NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53
  • 1995 Dilys Powell, film Critic, dies at 93
  • 1995 Estelle Brody, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), dies at 94
  • 1996 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • 1997 Dennis James, American television personality (b. 1917)
  • 1998 Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (b. 1922)
  • 2001 Antonio "Anthony" Quinn, Mexican actor (Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, Lust for Life), dies from complications of throat cancer at 86
  • 2005 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 97
  • 2009 David Carradine, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2010 Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • 2011 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), dies of natural causes at 88