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
Mary Pickford
  • 1953 WDAU (now WYOU) TV channel 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins
  • 1955 "$64,000 Question" 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
  • 1976 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres
  • 1978 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
  • 2016 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London