On This Day

Events in Film & TV on June 22

  • 1342 Fictional character of "The Hobbit" Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, Shire Reckoning
  • 1951 Gene Rayburn & Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio

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1955 Walt Disney's animated film "Lady & the Tramp" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1956 6th Berlin International Film Festival: "Invitation to the Dance" wins Golden Bear
  • 1962 12th Berlin International Film Festival: "A Kind of Loving" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1970 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • 1973 23rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Distant Thunder" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1977 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released, first Disney film to get a sequel

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1990 Adam Sandler joins "Saturday Night Live"

Actor Adam Sandler
Actor
Adam Sandler
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
Actor Phil Hartman
Actor
Phil Hartman
  • 2012 Cult Bollywood film "Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1" directed by Anurag Kashyap is released in India

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2018 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Comedian John Oliver
Comedian
John Oliver
Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping