On This Day

Rick Moranis

Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Alan Light

Profession: Actor and Musician


Why Famous: Came to prominence in the 1980s in the sketch comedy show "Second City Television".

Later he appeared in several Hollywood films, such as "Ghostbusters", "Spaceballs", and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids".

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Historical Events

  • 1984-06-08 "Ghostbusters", American supernatural comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, HArold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson is released
  • 1989-06-16 "Ghostbusters II" directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murry and Dan Aykroyd premieres
  • 1994-05-27 "The Flintstones" live action movie, starring John Goodman (as Fred) and Rick Moranis (as Barney), opens