60 Minutes in History

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Events in Film & TV


Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1968-09-24 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • 1990-02-08 "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • 1994-05-08 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
  • 2006-03-14 Mike Wallace retires from news program "60 Minutes" after 37 years
  • 2017-10-15 60 Minutes and The Washington Post publish story detailing how Congress passed a bill sponsored by Tom Marino that hindered the fight against the opioid crisis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-03-26 Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes and was later threatened to keep quiet

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestMike Wallace

1918-05-09 Mike Wallace, American journalist and media personality (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 1919-01-14 Andy Rooney, American CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Albany, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1920-11-01 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1922-12-14 Don Hewitt, American CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestHarry Reasoner

1923-04-17 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), born in Dakota City, Iowa (d. 1991)

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • 1925-10-06 Shana Alexander, American journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-10-31 Daniel "Dan" Rather, American news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes), born in Wharton, Texas
  • 1931-11-08 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1941-05-29 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1941-06-22 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1945-08-22 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • 1945-12-22 Diane Sawyer, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time), born in Glasgow, Kentucky

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1988-04-29 "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds film director Mike Nichols

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestHarry Reasoner

1991-08-06 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), dies at 68

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • 1993-02-16 Richard Salant, news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78
  • 2006-11-09 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), dies of complications from lymphocytic leukemia at 65
  • 2009-08-19 Don Hewitt, television news producer & director; creator of 60 Minutes (b. 1922)
  • 2010-08-15 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), dies at 89

Person of interestMike Wallace

2012-04-07 Mike Wallace, American journalist and media personality (Biography, 60 Minutes), dies of natural causes at 93

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 2015-02-11 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), dies after a car crash at 73
  • 2016-05-19 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 84