On This Day

Events in Film & TV on June 12

  • 1913 "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
  • 1939 Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
  • 1952 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: "One Summer of Happiness" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 1955 TV comedy "Mister Peepers" starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • 1955 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
  • 1958 "Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979
  • 1960 KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins

Film release premierFilm Premier

1963 "Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC, then most expensive film ever made

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1966 Dave Clark Five sets record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan Show

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

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1967 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

  • 1968 U.S. premiere of horror film "Rosemary's Baby", based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 "Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

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1981 "Raiders of the Lost Ark", the first Indiana Jones film directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford premieres

Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
  • 1989 "Doctor Doctor", TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV

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1997 "Batman and Robin" directed by Joel Schumacher, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chris O'Donnell premieres in Los Angeles

Actor George Clooney
Actor
George Clooney
Actor Chris O'Donnell
Actor
Chris O'Donnell
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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2007 "Transformers", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres in Sydney

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Actor
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Actress
Megan Fox
  • 2009 TSC: All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010 "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode