Events in Film & TV on June 20

Television Premiere

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

Emmy Awards

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

Film Release

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

  • 1976 Disney's River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)

Film Release

1980 Musical comedy film "The Blues Brothers", starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and featuring appearances by Aretha Franklin; Cab Calloway; and Ray Charles opens in 594 theaters

  • 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

Murder of Interest

1994 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

  • 1994 Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network

Film Premiere

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

Film & TV History

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