Events in Film & TV on June 26

Film Release

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

  • 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

Film Premiere

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

Film Premiere

1981 "Stripes", American military comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and John Candy premieres

Music Recording

1984 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Film Premiere

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

  • 2012 Police procedural drama "Line of Duty" debuts on BBC 2 in the UK

Theater Premiere

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

Film & TV History

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

Film Release

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