Events in Film & TV on June 7

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

TV Show Appearance

1955 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)

  • 1965 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995

Television Debut

1969 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

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

Television Premiere

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

  • 1978 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation

Music Single

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

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