On This Day

Events in Film & TV on June 29

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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)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 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
  • 1967 Jayne Mansfield, American actress, and Samuel S. Brody, attorney and Mansfield's current partner, die in a car crash
  • 1988 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
  • 1989 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time

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

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

Model and TV Personality Kendall Jenner
Model and TV Personality
Kendall Jenner
Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman Kylie Jenner
Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman
Kylie Jenner