Events in Film & TV on June 10

  • 1939 MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts
  • 1954 KQED TV channel 9 in San Francisco, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren sets a world record mark of 17'7" in San Diego, California
  • 1968 "Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1968 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast

#1 in the Charts

1972 Sammy Davis Jr.'s cover of "The Candy Man" by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (from the film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory") goes to #1 on the charts - his biggest single

  • 1977 American golfer Al Geiberger becomes first player in history to post a sub-60 score, 59 (−13) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, during the 2nd round Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial CC in Cordova, Tennessee
  • 1982 American TV sitcom "Taxi" last airs on ABC, cancelled after 4 seasons and 15 Emmy Award wins; moves to NBC in the fall, airing for 1 season and wins 3 more Emmys

Music City News Awards

1985 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, Barbara Mandrell win

  • 1989 "Tales From The Crypt" TV Anthology debuts on HBO

Television Finale

1991 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" final episode airs on ABC-TV

Film & TV History

1996 Variety talk show "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" hosted by Rosie O'Donnell premieres

Music Premiere

2003 Musical "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

  • 2007 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)

Film & TV History

2013 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)

Film Premiere

2013 Superman film "Man of Steel" directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams premieres in New York City

Film & TV History

2018 Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest near Los Angeles

  • 2022 Actress Rebel Wilson comes out on Instagram, before it emerges an Australian newspaper had given her 27 hours to comment on their upcoming story on her new female partner [1]

Music History

2022 Ringo Starr suspends his half-completed summer All-Starr Band tour when two musicians test positive for Covid