Events in Film & TV on June 1

  • 1936 "Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
  • 1939 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer
  • 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
  • 1971 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
  • 1980 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network

Music concertMusic Concert

1980 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music releaseAlbum Release

1985 Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1990 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • 1993 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
  • 1994 FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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.