Events in Film & TV on June 5

Sports History

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

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • 1954 "Your Show Of Shows" last airs on NBC-TV

Television Finale

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

  • 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 and the show runs until 3:47 AM

Music History

1987 Prince's Trust Rock Gala: Eric Clapton leads an all-star band including George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Phil Collins, and Jeff Lynne at Wembley Stadium, London

Music History

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

Film Release

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 2018 Miss America pageant announces an end to its swimsuit competition