Events in Film & TV on June 20

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1948 "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

1960 12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
  • 1970 "Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV

Film release premierFilm Release

1974 "Chinatown", directed by Roman Polanski starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
Actor Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

Film release premierFilm Release

1975 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released

Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • 1976 Disney's River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Film "Blues Brothers" with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi opens in 594 theaters

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • 1988 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • 1988 Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
  • 1994 Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network
  • 2010 "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
  • 2011 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 British actor Daniel Day-Lewis announces his retirement from acting