On This Day

Events in Film & TV on June 26

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1925 "The Gold Rush", directed, starring and written by Charlie Chaplin, is released

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin

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1946 Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny

Comedian Jack Benny
Comedian
Jack Benny
  • 1953 KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1959 9th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Cousins" wins Golden Bear
  • 1962 WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 14th Berlin International Film Festival: "Dry Summer" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1971 21st Berlin International Film Festival: "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" wins the Golden Bear

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1979 "Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London

Music releaseMusic Recording

1984 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

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2012 Animated film "Ice Age: Continental Drift", directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Buenos Aires

Music releaseTheater Premiere

2013 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright

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2019 Japanese animation film "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki is released in China and tops the box office, 18 years after its initial release

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki

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2019 Former Gambian beauty queen Fatou "Toufah" Jallow says she was raped by former President Yahya Jammeh as part of a Human Rights Watch and Trial International report

Dictator and President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh
Dictator and President of Gambia
Yahya Jammeh