Events in Film & TV on June 18

Film & TV History

1940 General Charles de Gaulle makes his first speech on the BBC to the French people, since arriving in London, an appeal to defy Nazi occupiers - regarded as the beginning of French Resistance during WWII

Film & TV History

1945 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster, charged with treason in England

  • 1953 3rd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 1954 4th Berlin International Film Festival: "Hobson's Choice" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 1959 New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"
  • 1961 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • 1961 KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film Release

1969 "The Wild Bunch", directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, is released

  • 1975 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio
  • 1982 ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • 1987 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon

Film & TV History

1995 Memorial service for Elizabeth Montgomery is held at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills

Film Premiere

1999 Hindi film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai

Film Premiere

2001 "The Fast and the Furious" film directed by Rob Cohen starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez premieres

Film & TV History

2003 Google launches AdSense, a program that enables website publishers to serve ads targeted to the specific content of their individual web pages, many of which like On This Day (then HistoryOrb.com) go on to start their own publishing businesses

Film & TV History

2005 David Tennant's first appearance as the Tenth Doctor in BBC "Doctor Who" episode "The Parting of the Ways"

  • 2012 2nd Critics' Choice Television Awards: Community wins Best Comedy Series, Homeland wins Best Drama Series

Film & TV History

2014 British actor Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

Film & TV History

2022 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for the treatment she received when she declined an Oscar on behalf of actor Marlon Brando in 1973 [1]