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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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 Premiere

1989 "Dead Poets Society" film starring Robin Williams premieres

Music Concert

1992 Ringo Starr's second All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include Joe Walsh, Dave Edmunds, Todd Rundgren, Burton Cummings, Timothy B. Schmit, Zak Starkey, and Timmy Capello

Film & TV History

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

  • 1999 The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time

Television Debut

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

Film & TV History

2004 Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated television game show "Jeopardy!"

  • 2018 Ringo Starr's thirteenth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Colin Hay, Graham Gouldman, Gregg Bissonette, and Warren Ham

Film & TV History

2022 Jury in defamation case brought by Johnny Depp against ex-wife Amber Heard awards Depp $15 million in damages and compensation and Heard $2 million in damages in Fairfax, Virginia [1]