On This Day

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

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

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle
  • 1960 ABC and AFL sign a 5 year contract

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1967 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl

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1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1984 Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland

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1984 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 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

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

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox

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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!"