On This Day in Film & TV for June 4

Events in Film & TV

  • 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)
  • 1955 "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC
  • 1964 Beatles 1st (and only) "World Tour" begins with two ten-song shows at 4,400 seat KB Halle in Copenhagen, Denmark; British drummer Jimmie Nicol replaces Ringo Starr (recovering from tonsillitis) for the first five dates (10 concerts + a Dutch TV appearance)
  • 1966 Novelty single "Batman & His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
  • 1967 19th Emmy Awards: "Mission Impossible", "The Monkees", Don Knotts & Lucille Ball win
  • 1967 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1982 "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1940 Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper
  • 1951 American actress Janet Leigh (23) weds American actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut; divorce in 1962
  • 1960 "On the Waterfront" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)

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

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1956 Katherine MacDonald, American actress (b. 1881)
  • 1960 Lucien Littlefield, American actor (Blondie), dies at 64
  • 1962 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (NBC Radio; RKO newsreels), dies at 79
  • 1968 Dorothy Gish [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
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