Events in Film & TV on June 1

  • 1936 "Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
  • 1939 First major boxing match on US television is the heavyweight bout from NY's Yankee Stadium between former world champion Max Baer and Lou Nova; Nova wins by TKO in 11th round
  • 1943 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, 13 passengers, included actor Leslie Howard, and 4 crew die
  • 1949 KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
  • 1980 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network

Music Concert

1980 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Album Release

1985 Weird Al Yankovic releases his "Dare To Be Stupid" album

  • 1990 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

Film & TV History

1993 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News

  • 1994 FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts

Film & TV History

1996 Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana

  • 1997 1st NY Women Film Festival opens

Musical Finale

1997 Revival of Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer's musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress", starring Sarah Jessica Parker, closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 188 performances

  • 2008 A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.
  • 2019 Price of a movie ticket rises in Japan for the first time in 26 years from ¥1,800 to ¥1,900, while some cinemas keep the price the same