Events in Film & TV on June 25

  • 1949 "Long-Haired Hare", animated short starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters

Television Debut

1951 1st color TV broadcast, CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities

  • 1955 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1956 WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting

Theatrical Finale

1960 Lorraine Hansberry's stage drama "A Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier, closes at the Belasco Theatre, NYC, after 530 performances

  • 1965 15th Berlin International Film Festival: "Alphaville" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1967 First global satellite television program: "Our World" broadcast features 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need Is Love"
  • 1967 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 19th Berlin International Film Festival: "Early Works" wins the Golden Bear

Berlin Film Festival

1976 26th Berlin International Film Festival: "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" wins the Golden Bear

Film Premiere

1976 Supernatural horror film "The Omen" starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick premieres in the US

Film Release

1982 Science-fiction film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, is released

  • 1988 Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • 1989 "Day By Day" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1990 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1990 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days

Television Finale

1993 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV

Glastonbury Festival

1993 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Black Crowes, and The Kinks headline; other performers include Winton Marsalis, Robert Plant, Velvet Underground, Hothouse Flowers, Van Morrison, John Prine, Rolf Harris, Lenny Kravitz, and Barenaked Ladies

Film Premiere

1996 "Independence Day", directed by Roland Emmerich, and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California

Glastonbury Festival

2014 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Rey; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran