Events in Film & Television in June 1980

  • Jun 1 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 1 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 3 ESPN begins televising college world series games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Theme From NY, NY by Frank Sinatra hits #32

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jun 23 "David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Jun 24 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million