Events in Film & TV on June 17

  • 1919 "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres
  • 1954 Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends
  • 1961 Billy Barnes' musical revue "Billy Barnes People", starting Ken Berry, Dave Ketchum, and Jo Anne Worley, closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 7 performances

Music Concert

1967 Barbra Streisand: "A Happening in Central Park" concert performance for audience of 135,000

  • 1968 KQEC TV channel 32 in San Francisco, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1992 Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker and WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day

Film & TV History

2017 Bill Cosby trial for aggravated indecent assault declared a mistrial after jurors couldn't reach a verdict

  • 2018 "The Incredibles 2" sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend
  • 2020 Actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women