On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for June 7

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1909 Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at the age of 16

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
  • 1953 WDAU (now WYOU) TV channel 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins
  • 1955 "$64,000 Question" hosted by Hal March, premieres on CBS TV
  • 1965 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1969 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1970 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win
  • 1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley
  • 1978 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

1982 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell

Music releaseMusic Single

2004 "Live Like You Were Dying" single released by Tim McGraw (Grammy Award Best Country Song, 2004; Billboard Song of the Year, 2004)

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • 2016 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1896 Vivien Kellems, American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people, born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1975)

Person of interestJessica Tandy

1909 Jessica Tandy, British actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included), born in London, England (d. 1994)

Actress Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy

Person of interestDean Martin

1917 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer ("That's Amore"; "Everybody Loves Somebody"; "Sway"), comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • 1924 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1928 James Ivory, American producer, director and screenwriter (Howard's End; Remains of the Day), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1928 Reg Park, British bodybuilder (Mr Universe - 1951, 58, 65), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1931 Virginia McKenna, British actress (Born Free, Chosen, Lions are Free, Simba), born in Marylebone, London
  • 1935 Harry Crews, American writer and actor (Indian Runner), born in Alma, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Ian St John, Scottish soccer forward (21 caps; Motherwell; Liverpool 425 games), manager (Motherwell, Portsmouth) and broadcaster (ITV: Saint and Greavsie), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 1938 Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer, noted for his film scores, born in Jakarta, Indonesia (d. 2014)

Person of interestTom Jones

1940 Tom Jones [Woodward], Welsh pop singer ("What's New, Pussycat?"; "Delilah"), and TV personality (The Voice UK), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Tom Jones
  • 1943 [Kenneth Charles] Ken Osmond, American actor (Leave It to Beaver), born in Glendale, California
  • 1950 Gary Graham, American actor (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950 Howard Finkel, American pro wrestling ring announcer (WWE Hall of Fame), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1951 Anne Twomey, American actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestLiam Neeson

1952 Liam Neeson, Irish-American actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables), born in Ballymena, County Antrim

  • 1953 Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1955 William Forsythe, American actor (Raising Arizona; Once Upon a Time in America; Boardwalk Empire), born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  • 1958 Christopher Marcantel, actor (Chip-Nurse, Loving), born in Smithtown, New York
  • 1960 Bill Prady, American television producer
  • 1964 Judie Aronson, American actress
  • 1964 Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress
  • 1965 Mick Foley, American professional wrestler
  • 1967 Sarah Malin, actress (Stephane Prescott-Another World), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1969 Kim Rhodes, American actress
  • 1972 Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
  • 1973 Song Yun-ah, South Korean model and actress
  • 1974 Edward "Bear" Grylls, British adventurer, author and TV presenter (Man vs. Wild), born in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
  • 1976 Cassidy Rae, American actress (Sarah-Models Inc, Clarissa), born in Clermont, Florida
  • 1978 Bill Hader, American comedian and actor (Saturday Night Live, Barry), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1981 Larisa Oleynik, American actress
  • 1981 Amrita Rao, Indian model and actress

Person of interestMichael Cera

1988 Michael Cera, Canadian actor (Arrested Development, Superbad), born in Brampton, Ontario

  • 1991 Emily Ratajkowski, American model and actress, born in London, England

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

1925 Three Stooges leader Moe Howard (28) weds Helen Schonberger

Comedian Moe Howard
Moe Howard

LoveWedding of Interest

1974 Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

LoveWedding of Interest

1980 Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

LoveWedding of Interest

2003 "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Christy Turlington
  • 2003 "Dawson's Creek" actor Kerr Smith (31) weds actress Harmoni Everett (28) at The La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Springs, California
  • 2014 Good Morning America's meteorologist Ginger Zee (33) weds NBC news correspondent Benjamin Aaron at beachfront ceremony in Petoskey, Michigan

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2016 Model Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa divorce after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1654 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright and actor (L'adamo), dies at 76

Person of interestEdwin Booth

1893 Edwin Booth, American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), dies at 59

Person of interestJean Harlow

1937 Jean Harlow [Harlean Carpentier], American actress and 1930s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8; Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26

Actress Jean Harlow
Jean Harlow
  • 1940 James Hall, American actor (Hell's Angels, Four Sons), dies of cirrhosis at 39
  • 1963 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (Life With Father, Dames, Wedding March), dies at 69

Person of interestJudy Holliday

1965 Judy Holliday, American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies of cancer at 43

Actress Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
  • 1967 Pauline Brooks, actress (Make a Million), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1968 Dan Duryea, American actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1973 Lane Bradford, actor (Dead Man's Gold, Gun Hawk), dies at 50
  • 1980 Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
  • 1983 Daniele Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian pianist, conductor and Hollywood film score composer, dies at 81
  • 1984 George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
  • 1988 Vernon Washington, American actor (Roots, The Last Starfighter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), dies at 60
  • 1990 Barbara Baxley, American stage and screen actress and singer (Norma Rae; Nashville; Countdown), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1991 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • 1992 Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1995 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby-Dick, Melba), dies at 85
  • 2003 Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
  • 2006 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2008 Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)
  • 2008 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 86
  • 2010 Stuart Cable, Welsh rock drummer (Stereolab), and broadcaster, choles to death on his own vomit at 40
  • 2010 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)

Person of interestChristopher Lee

2015 Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Dracula), dies at 93