Events in Film & TV on June 24

Contract of Interest

1916 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract

  • 1949 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
  • 1953 KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 5th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Rats" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 1956 WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 10th Berlin International Film Festival: "El Lazarillo de Tormes" wins Golden Bear
  • 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
  • 1966 16th Berlin International Film Festival: "Cul-de-Sac" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1970 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
  • 1976 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
  • 1977 27th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Ascent" wins the Golden Bear

Film Premiere

1981 "For Your Eyes Only", 12th James Bond, starring Roger Moore and 1st drected by John Glen premieres in London

Film Premiere

2006 "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion

Film Premiere

2010 "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles

Music Concert

2010 Ringo Starr's eleventh All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Page, Wally Palmar, and Gregg Bissonette

Glastonbury Festival

2015 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Kanye West, and The Who headline; other performers include Lionel Richie, Motörhead, Burt Bacharach, The Libertines, and Pharrell Williams