Events in Film & TV on June 23

  • 1933 Don McNeill's Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35½ year run on NBC

Sports History

1939 Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to win National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title

Television Finale

1956 "Jimmy Durante Show" last airs on NBC-TV

  • 1960 "The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1961 11th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Night" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1967 17th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Departure" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1970 "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • 1971 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 22nd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Canterbury Tales" wins the Golden Bear

Television Debut

1980 "David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

  • 1981 NYC Mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
  • 1982 Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight

Appointment of Interest

1990 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year

Music Recording

1991 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"

Daytime Emmy Awards

1992 Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time

Film Premiere

2011 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Film & TV History

2016 Amy Schumer announces her first world tour during a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden