Events in Film & TV on June 9

  • 1934 1st appearance of Donald Duck in a cartoon, "The Wise Little Hen"
  • 1945 Warner Bros cartoon "A Gruesome Twosome" starring Tweety premieres in USA
  • 1948 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 "Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV

Television Finale

1953 Milton Berle's TV show "Texaco Star Theater" last airs on NBC-TV

  • 1960 ABC and AFL sign a 5 year contract

TV Show Appearance

1963 Barbra Streisand appears, for her third time, on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

  • 1967 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California

Film & TV History

1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers severe burns from free basing cocaine

  • 1984 Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland

Music History

1984 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

  • 1989 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" premieres in USA
  • 1995 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA
  • 2013 67th Tony Awards: Cicely Tyson wins Best Actress for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in "The Trip to Bountiful"

Film & TV History

2014 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

Tony Awards

2019 73rd Tony Awards: "Hadestown" best musical, "The Ferryman" best play, Bryan Cranston and Elaine May win

  • 2019 Ali Stroker becomes the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony award for musical "Oklahoma!"