Events in Film & TV on June 6

Radio Premiere

1923 Edgar Wallace becomes the first British radio sports journalist reporting on The Derby for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC)

Musical Finale

1931 George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and featuring debut of Ethel Merman, closes at the Alvin Theater, NYC, after 272 performances, and making stars of Rogers and Merman

  • 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
  • 1951 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens

Television Finale

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

  • 1968 WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Finale

1971 Final broadcast of "The Ed Sullivan Show" (a repeat from 7 February) on CBS-TV

  • 1971 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBN) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1978 US TV news program "20/20", created by Roone Arledge premieres on ABC

Film Premiere

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

Daytime Emmy Awards

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

Daytime Emmy Awards

1983 Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time

Film & TV History

1991 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson as host on "The Tonight Show" on May 25, 1992

Television Premiere

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

Film Premiere

2002 "The Bourne Identity" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon premieres in Los Angeles, California

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

Film & TV History

2018 Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case