On This Day

Events in Film & TV on June 2

  • 1958 Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
  • 1960 Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity)
  • 1968 WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Barbara Walters famously asks Katharine Hepburn “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”

Actress Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
Broadcast Journalist Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalist
Barbara Walters
  • 1983 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
  • 1984 "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV
  • 1984 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy

Film release premierFilm Premier

1989 "Dead Poets Society" film starring Robin Williams premieres

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"

Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Janusz Kamiński
  • 1999 The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2002 Crime drama "The Wire" created by David Simon and starring Idris Elba and Dominic West debuts on HBO

Actor Idris Elba
Idris Elba