Events in Film & TV on June 29

Music History

1936 George M. Cohan is the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)

  • 1940 Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
  • 1953 XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
  • 1966 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins

Daytime Emmy Awards

1988 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time

  • 1989 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time

Film & TV History

1990 Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M

Theatrical Finale

1991 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon Theater, NYC, after 216 performances

Film Release

2001 "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law and Frances O'Connor, is released

Film & TV History

2017 Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner apologize and remove t-shirts from sale featuring Tupac Shakur and others, after accused of exploiting their legacies