Events in Film & TV on June 6

  • 1949 "It Pays To Be Ignorant" game show debut on CBS-TV
  • 1949 WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast

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1960 "Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1968 WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
  • 1971 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting

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1983 "Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London

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1983 Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC's "Just Men"

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • 1991 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992

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1998 TV sitcom "Sex and the City" premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon

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2002 "Jason Bourne", directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon, premieres in the US

Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
  • 2010 56th British Academy Television Awards: "The Armstrong and Miller Show" Best Comedy, "Misfits" Best Drama