On This Day

Events in Film & TV on June 7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1909 Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at the age of 16

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1953 WDAU (now WYOU) TV channel 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins
  • 1955 "$64,000 Question" hosted by Hal March, premieres on CBS TV
  • 1965 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1969 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1970 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win
  • 1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley
  • 1978 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

1982 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell

Music releaseMusic Single

2004 "Live Like You Were Dying" single released by Tim McGraw (Grammy Award Best Country Song, 2004; Billboard Song of the Year, 2004)

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • 2016 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London