Events in Film & TV on June 18

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1940 General Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy Nazi occupiers

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1959 New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"
  • 1961 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • 1961 KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1969 "The Wild Bunch", directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, is released

  • 1975 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio
  • 1982 ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • 1987 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon

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1995 Memorial service for Elizabeth Montgomery is held at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills

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2001 "The Fast and the Furious" film directed by Rob Cohen starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez premieres

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2005 David Tennant's first appearance as the Tenth Doctor in BBC "Doctor Who" episode "The Parting of the Ways"

  • 2012 2nd Critics' Choice Television Awards: Community wins Best Comedy Series, Homeland wins Best Drama Series

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2014 Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters