On This Day in Film & TV for June 7

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1909 Mary Pickford made 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" 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
  • 1976 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1982 US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1982 US President Ronald Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II at Vatican City, Rome
  • 2016 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1843 Susan Blow, American educator who pioneered kindergarten education and was known as the "Mother of the Kindergarten", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1916)

Educator and Kindergarten Director Susan Blow
Educator and Kindergarten Director
Susan Blow
  • 1896 Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (Power of Women)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Actress Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
  • 1917 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Dolores Gray, singer/actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Pieternella "Nel" van Arem, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
  • 1928 James Ivory, producer/director (Howard's End, Remains of the Day)
  • 1929 The Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Wrestling manager (d. 1983)
  • 1931 Lang Jeffries, Ontario Canada, actor (Skip-Rescue 8)
  • 1931 Virginia McKenna, actress (Born Free, Chosen, Lions are Free, Simba)
  • 1935 Harry Crews, US writer/actor (Indian Runner), (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Ken Osmond, actor (Eddie Haskel-Leave it To Beaver)
  • 1944 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Laugh-In, Real People), born in Queens, New York
  • 1950 Gary Graham, American actor (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1951 Anne Twomey, actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1952 Liam Neeson, Irish actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables), born in Ballymena, County Antrim
  • 1953 Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster
  • 1955 William Forsythe, American actor
  • 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
  • 1976 Cassidy Rae, Clarmont Fla, actress (Sarah-Models Inc, Clarissa)
  • 1978 Bill Hader, American comedian
  • 1981 Larisa Oleynik, American actress
  • 1981 Amrita Rao, Indian model and actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Comedian Moe Howard
Moe Howard

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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 interestPerson of Interest

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

  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

1965 Judy Holliday, American comedienne/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
  • 1984 George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
  • 1988 Vernon Washington, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 1990 Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae), dies at 63 of a heart attack
  • 1991 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • 1992 Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1994 Dennis Potter, British TV writer (Pennies from Heaven), dies at 59
  • 1995 Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick), dies at 84
  • 2003 Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
  • 2006 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2008 Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)
  • 2010 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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