On This Day

Events in Film & TV on June 25

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

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

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • 1955 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1956 WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1965 15th Berlin International Film Festival: "Alphaville" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1967 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 First global satellite television program: "Our World" broadcast features 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need Is Love"
  • 1969 19th Berlin International Film Festival: "Early Works" wins the Golden Bear

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

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

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull

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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

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

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

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