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

Film Release

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

  • 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
  • 1987 A bomb blast in a Johannesburg video game arcade kills an unborn baby and injures ten people

Film & TV History

1990 Adam Sandler joins "Saturday Night Live"

Film & TV History

2006 Film "The Devil Wears Prada" based starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt premieres in LA

  • 2012 Cult Bollywood film "Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1" directed by Anurag Kashyap is released in India

Film & TV History

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