Events in Film & TV on June 15

  • 1916 Boeing Model 1 [B & W Seaplane], the 1st Boeing product, flies for the 1st time
  • 1948 WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1960 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1961)

  • 1962 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1967 Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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1967 "The Dirty Dozen", based on E. M. Nathanson's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson is released in the US

  • 1969 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
  • 1985 "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV

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1997 British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell

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2005 "Batman Begins", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Katie Holmes goes on wide release