Events in Film & TV on June 11

  • 1892 The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia

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1928 Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," (or "The Lodger") is released

  • 1953 "Amos 'n Andy" TV Comedy, also radio from '29; last aired on CBS
  • 1961 "Winston Churchill" last airs on ABC-TV

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1975 "Nashville", directed by Robert Altman and starring Ned Beatty and Ronee Blakley, is released

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • 1976 "Magnificent Marble Machine" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1977 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

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1982 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released

  • 1984 Michael Larson shown winning record $110,237 on American TV game show "Press Your Luck" by memorizing patterns
  • 1986 "Blacke's Magic" last airs on NBC-TV

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1990 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
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Olivia Newton-John
  • 1993 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million
  • 1993 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1993 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV

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2002 "American Idol" created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 2018 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play