On This Day

Events in Film & TV on June 5

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1927 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record

Swimmer and Actor Johnny Weissmuller
Swimmer and Actor
Johnny Weissmuller

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1952 1st sporting event televised nationally - Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1954 "Your Show Of Shows" last airs on NBC-TV

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1956 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle
  • 1960 "George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1967 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1987 "Nightline" presents its 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM

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1994 Spalding Gray's one-man show "Gray's Anatomy" opens an encore run at Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1998 "The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey
Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris

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2018 Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in court in New York

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • 2018 Miss America pageant announces an end to its swimsuit competition