Events in Film & TV on June 16

Film Release

1960 "Psycho", psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

  • 1961 Dave Garroway is fired as host of NBC's "Today Show"

Music History

1966 Rowan & Martin host "The Dean Martin Show" Summer Series, on NBC-TV

Film Release

1978 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical

Album Release

1978 Ringo Starr releases album "Bad Boy"

Film Premiere

1980 Musical comedy film "The Blues Brothers", starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and directed by John Landis, premieres in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1983 Ringo Starr releases album "Old Wave" album in West Germany; soon after releases follow in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Brazil
  • 1989 "Ghostbusters II", American supernatural comedy film sequel, directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd premieres

Film Release

1995 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman

Television Premiere

2010 "Hot In Cleveland", cable channel TV Land's first original sitcom premieres; starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, and Betty White

Film Premiere

2013 "Despicable Me 2" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig premieres at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival

Film & TV History

2015 TV personality and real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for the Republican nomination for US President at Trump Towers