On This Day in Film & TV for June 4

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

1942 "Mrs Miniver" based on the novel by Jan Struther, directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon is released in the US (Best Picture 1943)

Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson
  • 1955 "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC
  • 1966 "Batman & His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
  • 1967 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win
  • 1967 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
  • 1970 WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1982 "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA

Music concertMusic Concert

2017 Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry

Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1881 Clara Blandick, American actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer), born on board an American ship in Hong Kong (d. 1962)
  • 1906 Richard Whorf, American actor and director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1907 Rosalind Russell, American actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • 1908 Lambertus L van Rooijen, Dutch actor
  • 1917 Charles Collingwood, Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)
  • 1924 Dennis Weaver, Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered)
  • 1926 Nan Leslie, actress (Kings Row, Californians), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1927 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (Smacks & Thistle)
  • 1927 Priscilla Morrill, American actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1930 Morgana King, jazz singer/actress (The Godfather)
  • 1932 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • 1936 Bruce Dern, American actor (Nebraska, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1944 Michelle Phillips, singer/actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1945 Margaret Impert, Horseheads NY, actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots)
  • 1946 Bettina Gregory, correspondent/journalist (ABC-TV)
  • 1948 Rosemary Joyce, model/actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)
  • 1949 Gabriel Arcand, French Canadian actor
  • 1950 Wayne Powers, actor (Laverne & Shirley, 13 East), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1951 David Yip, actor (Ping Pong)
  • 1952 Carlene Watkins, actress (Tough Enough), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1952 Catherine Watkins, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1952 Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Mary Testa, American stage actress
  • 1956 Keith David, American actor
  • 1958 Julie Gholson, actress (Where the Lilies Bloom), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1960 Bradley Walsh, British actor
  • 1968 Scott Wolf, actor (Broken Arrow, Party of 5), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Stacy Leigh Arthur, playmate (Jan, 1991), born in Naperville, Illinois
  • 1969 Horatio Sanz, Chilean-born comedian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971 Noah Wyle, actor (Dr John Carter-ER), born in Hollywood, California

Actor Noah Wyle
Actor
Noah Wyle
  • 1971 Tanya Beyer, playmate (Feb, 1992), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1971 James Callis, British actor
  • 1972 Rob Huebel, American comedian
  • 1974 Lyndsay Kahler, Orange California, Miss America-California (1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975 Russell Brand, English comedian and television personality, born in Grays, Essex

Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975 Angelina Jolie, American actress (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Salt, Maleficent), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1977 Berglind Icey, Icelandic actor
  • 1981 T. J. Miller, American actor and comedian
  • 1984 Rainie Yang, Taiwanese singer and actress
  • 1985 Bar Refaeli, Israeli model
  • 1985 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian fashion model (d. 2006)
  • 1986 Shane Kippel, Canadian actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1951 Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

1960 "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)

  • 1970 "When Harry Met Sally" actor Billy Crystal (22) weds guidance counselor Janice Goldfinger

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

HeartWedding of Interest

1992 TV personality Steve Irwin (30) weds naturalist Terri Raines (27) in Eugene, Oregon

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin

HeartWedding of Interest

2000 "Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 2006 "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2012 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (37) divorces composer Mike Verta (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1956 Katherine MacDonald, American actress (b. 1881)
  • 1960 Lucien Littlefield, American actor (Blondie), dies at 64
  • 1968 Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
  • 1970 Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
  • 1970 Sonny Tufts, actor (Atomic Blonde, 7 Year Itch), dies at 58
  • 1975 Evelyn Brent, actress (Nitwits, Last Command, Spy Train), dies at 75
  • 1979 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), dies at 80
  • 1990 Jack Gilford, comedic actor (Cocoon II), dies at 82 of stomach cancer
  • 1993 June Smaney, actress (Sainted Sister), dies of apparent suicide at 71
  • 1994 Horace "Stephen" McNally, attorney/actor (Johnny Belinda), dies at 80
  • 1994 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor and director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • 1994 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter), dies at 33
  • 2004 Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (b. 1940)
  • 2008 Nikos Sergianopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1952)