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

Film Release

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

Film Release

1947 Perennial Christmas film "Miracle on 34th St" starring John Payne and Maureen O'Hara, directed by George Seaton is released

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

Music Premiere

1962 "Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall", musical comedy/variety television special with Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett premieres on CBS

Film Release

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

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

Film Release

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

Music History

1983 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

  • 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

Music Concert

1988 Freedom Fest: Anti-apartheid benefit & Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert addresses his continued imprisonment; performers include Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Hugh Masekela & Miriam Makeba, Youssou N'dour, Peter Gabriel, Al Green, Joan Armatrading; Jessye Norman, and The Eurythmics at Wembley Stadium, London; broadcast to 67 countries with estimated audience of 600 million

Music History

1990 UN appoints British-​Australian singer Olivia Newton-John as environmental ambassador

  • 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
  • 1994 "Meet The Flintstones" by The B-52's (stylized for this release as The B.C. 52's) from the 1994 film The Flintstones peaks at #33

Music History

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

  • 2018 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical; "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play

Film Premiere

2019 Toy Story 4 directed by Josh Cooley with the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen has its world premiere