On This Day in Film & TV for June 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1931 1st showing of a Donald Duck cartoon
  • 1934 1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released
  • 1936 Page Miss Glory (1936), premieres in USA
  • 1948 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 "Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1953 "Milton Berle Show/Texaco Star Theater" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1960 ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract

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1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1967 Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl

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1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor

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1984 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1989 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" premieres in USA
  • 1995 Brady Bunch Movie (1995) premieres in UK
  • 1995 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA

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2014 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1791 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", born in NYC, New York (d. 1852)
  • 1879 Dudley Digges, Irish actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, The Invisible Man), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1947)
  • 1890 Leslie Banks, English actor and director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)
  • 1893 Samuel N Behrman, US screenwriter (Tale of 2 Cities, Daddy Long Legs)
  • 1896 Aura Abranches, Portuguese actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1962)
  • 1901 Marion Gering, Russian actress (Sarumba, Rumba, Ready for Love, 24 Hours), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (d. 1977)
  • 1906 Tonio Selwart [Antonio Selmair-Selwart], German actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja), born in Wartenberg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1908 Robert Cummings, Joplin Mo, actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder)
  • 1911 George Webb, British actor (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Barbara Mullen, actress (Thunder Rock, Innocent Sinners), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1918 Rob de Vries, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/dir/actor (Ciske de Rat)
  • 1924 Tony Britton, actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1926 Mona Freeman, American actress (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Marvin Kalb, American educator/newscaster (CBS/NBC, Meet the Press), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Jackie Mason, Wisc, comedian (World According to Me, Chicken Soup)
  • 1931 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Dick Orkin, Williamsport Pa, actor (Tim Conway Show)
  • 1935 Diana Van Der Vlis, actress (Lovespell, Girl in Black Stockings)
  • 1940 Dick Vitale, American sportscaster (ESPN, ABC "Oh Baby!")
  • 1944 Brigid Bazlen, Wisc, actress (Pam-Too Young to go Steady)
  • 1951 James Newton Howard, American film composer

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1961 Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf), born in Edmonton, Alberta

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1963 Johnny Depp, American actor (21 Jump Street, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in Owensboro, Kentucky

  • 1964 Gloria Reuben, actress (Jeanie Boulet - ER), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1972 Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress
  • 1973 Laura Ponte, Spanish model and royal
  • 1973 Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
  • 1977 Amisha Patel, Indian actress
  • 1978 Michaela Conlin, American actress

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1981 Natalie Portman [Neta-Lee Hershlag], Israeli-American actress (V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Star Wars), born in Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1981 Vic Zhou, JVKV band member, Taiwanese actor, singer and model.
  • 1982 Andrew Walker, Canadian actor
  • 1985 Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1986 Adamo Ruggiero, Canadian actor
  • 1986 Kary Ng, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1988 Mae Whitman, American Actress
  • 1993 Danielle Chuchran, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2001 "Law & Order" actress and model Angie Harmon (28) weds New York Giant NFL player Jason Sehorn (30) at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas
  • 2005 "Good Morning, Miami" actor Mark Feuerstein (34) weds TV writer/producer Dana Klein at The Four Seasons-Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2006 Actor Oliver Hudson (29) weds actress Erinn Bartlett (33) at One & Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2007 "Ugly Betty" actress Ana Ortiz (36) weds musician Noah Lebenzon at the Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico

HeartWedding of Interest

2012 Actor Matthew McConaughey (42) weds model Camilla Alves (30) in Austin, Texas

HeartWedding of Interest

2012 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • 2015 Actress and singer Aly Michalka (26) weds film producer Stephen Ringer at Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino, Italy

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1912 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), dies at 60
  • 1929 Lewis Bennison, American actor, dies at 44
  • 1939 Owen Moore, Irish actor (She Done Him Wrong), commits suicide at 52

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1958 Robert Donat, actor (Citadel, Goodbye Mr Chips, 39 Steps), dies at 53

  • 1962 Henry Kendall, British director and actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), dies from a heart attack at 65
  • 1971 Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 40
  • 1974 Phillip Tead, American actor (The Front Page, Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
  • 1976 Sybil Thorndike, actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93
  • 1978 Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 1981 Russell Hayden, actor (Hidden Gold, Apache Chief, Justice), dies
  • 1982 Hank Ladd, TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74
  • 1987 Grandon Rhodes, actor (Gentleman From Nowhere), dies
  • 1987 Madge Kennedy, actress (Marrying Kind, 3 Bad Sisters), dies
  • 1989 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1991 Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • 1993 Alexis Smith, dancer/actress (Follies), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1997 Reid Shelton, actor (Daddy Warbucks-Annie), dies of stroke at 71
  • 2014 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • 2017 Adam West, American actor (Batman, Last Precinct), dies from leukemia at 88