June

 

June 1, 1765 – Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, German composer, born in Treuenbrietzen (d. 1831)

June 1, 1890 – Frank Morgan, [Francis P Wupperman], American actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)

June 1, 1893 – Opera “Falstaff” is produced (Berlin)

June 1, 1926 – Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

June 1, 1936 – “Lux Radio Theater” moved from NYC to Hollywood

June 1, 1937 – Morgan Freeman, American academy award winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory), born in Memphis, Tennessee

June 1, 1971 – Ed Sullivan’s final TV show on CBS

June 1, 1973 – Heidi Klum, German supermodel, born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia

June 1, 1974 – Alanis Morisette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

June 1, 1975 – “Chicago” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 947 performances

June 1, 1981 – Amy Schumer, American comedian, writer and producer (Inside Amy Schumer), born in New York

June 1, 1996 – Tom Holland, English stage and film actor (Billy Elliot, Spider-man), born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England

June 1, 2008 – A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.

June 2, 1771 – “Armida”, an operatic ‘dramma per musica’ by Antonio Salieri debuts at the Vienna Burgtheater

June 2, 1955 – Dana Carvey, comedian (SNL, Garth-Wayne’s World), born in Missoula, Montana

June 2, 1964 – Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass

June 2, 1972 – Wayne Brady, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Columbus, Georgia

June 2, 1977 – Zachary Quinto, American actor (Star Trek), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

June 2, 1989 – “Dead Poets Society” starring Robin Williams premieres

June 2, 1990 – Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady), dies of cancer at 82

June 2, 1994 – Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List”

June 2, 2002 – Crime drama “The Wire” created by David Simon and starring Idris Elba and Dominic West debuts on HBO

June 2, 2008 – Bo Diddley, American musician dies (b. 1928)

June 2, 2008 – Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), dies at 90

June 2, 2012 – Richard Dawson, English-American actor, dies from esophageal cancer at 79

June 3, 1875 – Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), dies at 36

June 3, 1906 – Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)

June 3, 1925 – Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot), born in The Bronx, New York

June 3, 1938 – German law on “Entartete Art” legalizes art robbery

June 3, 1950 – Suzi Quatro[cchio], singer (Stumblin’)/actress (Happy Days), born in Detroit, Michigan

June 3, 1961 – “Wildcat” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances

June 3, 1964 – Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)

June 3, 1967 – Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” reaches #1

June 3, 1968 – Andy Warhol was shot at his studio by Valerie Solanas

June 3, 1969 – Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC 

June 3, 1982 – Jodie Whittaker, English actress (1st female Doctor Who), born in Skelmanthorpe, England

June 3, 1995 – 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood

June 3, 2010 – Rue McClanahan, American actress (“The Golden Girls”), dies at 76

June 3, 2013 – Lorde releases her debut single “Royals” (2014 Grammy Song of the Year)

June 4, 1881 – Clara Blandick, American actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer), born on board an American ship in Hong Kong (d. 1962)

June 4, 1932 – John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2004)

June 4, 1942 – “Mrs Miniver” based on the novel by Jan Struther, directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon is released in the US (Best Picture 1943)

June 4, 1955 – “Mickey Rooney Show” TV comedy last airs on NBC

June 4, 1963 – 1st transmission of “Pop Go the Beatles” on BBC radio

June 4, 1964 – Beatles “World Tour” begins in Copenhagen Denmark

June 4, 1967 – 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win

June 4, 1967 – Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series

June 4, 1968 – Scott Wolf, actor (Party of 5), born in Boston, Massachusetts

June 4, 1969 – Beatles release “The Ballad Of John & Yoko” and “Old Brown Shoe” in the US

June 4, 1971 – Noah Wyle, actor (Dr John Carter-ER), born in Hollywood, California

June 4, 1975 – Russell Brand, English comedian and television personality, born in Grays, Essex

June 4, 1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Salt, Maleficent), born in Los Angeles, California

June 4, 1982 – “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” released in USA

June 4, 1988 – “Cabaret” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 262 performances

June 4, 1988 – 42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly & Phantom of the Opera win

June 4, 2017 – Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry

June 5, 1941 – Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara’s Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2004)

June 5, 1944 – Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer, born

June 5, 1945 – Benjamin Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes” premieres in London

June 5, 1954 – “Your Show Of Shows” last airs on NBC-TV

June 5, 1956 – “Milton Berle Show” last airs on NBC-TV

June 5, 1956 – Kenny G, saxophonist (Duotones), born

June 5, 1960 – “George Gobel Show” last airs on CBS-TV

June 5, 1964 – Davie Jones & King Bees debut “I Can’t Help Thinking About Me”; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

June 5, 1971 – Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

June 5, 1979 – Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy) born

June 5, 1983 – 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy & Cats win

June 5, 1998 – “The Truman Show”, starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

June 5, 1999 – Mel Tormé, American singer (“The Velvet Fog”), composer, and actor (b. 1925)

June 5, 2002 – Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones), dies of a heroin overdose at 51

June 5, 2013 – 47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

June 5, 2013 – 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

June 6, 1960 – “Steve Allen Show” last airs on NBC-TV

June 6, 1962 – The Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record “Besame Mucho” with Pete Best on drums

June 6, 1965 – Rolling Stones release single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

June 6, 1971 – “Ed Sullivan Show” last broadcasts on CBS-TV

June 6, 1971 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC

June 6, 1972 – David Bowie releases “Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust”

June 6, 1979 – Jack Haley, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 80

June 6, 1983 – “Octopussy”, 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London

June 6, 1983 – Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC’s “Just Men”

June 6, 1991 – NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992

June 6, 1998 – TV sitcom “Sex and the City” premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon

June 6, 2005 – Anne Bancroft, American actress, dies from uterine cancer at 73

June 6, 2010 – 56th British Academy Television Awards: “The Armstrong and Miller Show” Best Comedy, “Misfits” Best Drama

June 7, 1848 – Paul Gauguin was born in Paris, France

June 7, 1893 – Edwin Booth, American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), dies at 59

June 7, 1909 – Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16

June 7, 1909 – Jessica Tandy, British actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included), born in London, England (d. 1994)

June 7, 1917 – Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)

June 7, 1940 – Tom Jones [Thomas John Woodward], Welsh singer (What’s New Pussycat), born in Pontypridd, Wales

June 7, 1952 – Liam Neeson, Irish actor (Schindler’s List, Les Miserables), born in Ballymena, County Antrim

June 7, 1958 – Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

June 7, 1963 – 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, “Come on”

June 7, 1965 – Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995

June 7, 1965 – Damien Hirst was born in Bristol, United Kingdom

June 7, 1965 – Judy Holliday, American comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam’s Rib), dies of cancer at 43

June 7, 1970 – 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win

June 7, 1972 – Musical “Grease” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances

June 7, 1972 – Karl Urban, New Zealand actor, born

June 7, 1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public

June 7, 1975 – “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” by John Denver hits #1

June 7, 1977 – During the Queen’s Jubilee, the Sex Pistols attempt to perform on a boat on the River Thames, but are forced to stop by the police

June 7, 1986 – Madonna’s single “Live to Tell” goes #1

June 7, 1987 – 41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win

June 7, 1988 – Michael Cera, Canadian actor (Arrested Development, Superbad), born in Brampton, Ontario

June 7, 1993 – Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

June 7, 2009 – 63rd Tony Awards: Billy Elliot the Musical & God of Carnage win

June 7, 2015 – Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Dracula), dies at 93

June 7, 2016 – “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London

June 8, 1787 – “Tarare” an opera by Antonio Salieri premieres at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris

June 8, 1927 – Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza on Seinfeld), born in Brooklyn, New York

June 8, 1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

June 8, 1940 Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, singer (Boots are Made for Walkin’) and daughter of Frank Sinatra, born

June 8, 1942 – Bing Crosby records “Silent Night”

June 8, 1944 – Boz Scaggs, [William Royce], rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas

June 8, 1948 – “Milton Berle Show” premieres on NBC TV

June 8, 1951 – Bonnie Tyler, [Gaynor Hopkins], rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart), born

June 8, 1964 – “The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)”, recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, is released

June 8, 1966 – Julianna Margulies, American actress (ER, The Good Wife), born in Spring Valley NY

June 8, 1968 – Rolling Stones release “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

June 8, 1969 – “Smothers Brothers comedy Hour” last airs on CBS-TV

June 8, 1969 – 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams & Susan St James win

June 8, 1977 – Kanye West, American rapper and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

June 8, 1978 – Maria Menounos, American actress, TV star (Today, Access Hollywood, WWE) and 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, born in Medford, Massachusetts

June 8, 1983 – “Trading Places” is released

June 8, 1984 – “Ghostbusters” is released

June 8, 1984 – “Gremlins” is released

June 8, 2011 – 45th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

June 8, 2014 – Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill”

June 9, 1790 – 1st book copyrighted under constitution, “Philadelphia Spelling Book”

June 9, 1890 – Opera “Robin Hood” premieres in Chicago

June 9, 1891 – Painter Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti

June 9, 1904 – The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hans Richter, plays its first concert

June 9, 1931 – 1st showing of a Donald Duck cartoon

June 9, 1934 – 1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released

June 9, 1958 – “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley hits #1

June 9, 1970 – Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

June 9, 1984 – Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” becomes her first #1 hit

June 9, 2005 – Close to 80 paintings by Frida Kahlo presented at the Tate Modern in London

June 10, 1761 – Puritan version of “Othello” opens in Newport Rhode Island

June 10, 1818 – Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini’s “La gaza ladra”

June 10, 1865 – Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” 1st performance Munich Germany

June 10, 1939 – MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts

June 10, 1954 – KQED TV channel 9 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

June 10, 1954 – PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting

June 10, 1964 – Rolling Stones record their 12×5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago

June 10, 1966 – Beatles “Paperback Writer” is released in UK

June 10, 1966 – Beatles record “Rain” 1st to use reverse tapes

June 10, 1966 – Janis Joplin’s 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)

June 10, 1966 – Mamas & Papas win gold record for “Monday, Monday”

June 10, 1967 – 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Calif

June 10, 1972 – Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC’s Madison Square Garden

June 10, 2003 – “Wicked”, starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

June 10, 2007 – A Cavalier, a self portrait in oil on wood panel by Dutch Master Frans Van Mieris, was stolen from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

June 11, 1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia

June 11, 1928 – Alfred Hitchcock’s film, “Case Of Jonathan Drew,” (or “The Lodger”) is released

June 11, 1937 – Marx Brothers’ “A Day At The Races” released

June 11, 1964 – Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference

June 11, 1964 – Manfred Mann record “Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do”

June 11, 1966 – “Paint It, Black” by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1

June 11, 1966 – Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (SF)

June 11, 1969 – “The Ballad Of John & Yoko” by The Beatles hits #1 in UK

June 11, 1976 – Beatles “Rock & Roll Music” LP is released in USA

June 11, 1978 – Film “Grease” opens, starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John and based on the 1971 musical

June 11, 1982 – “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released

June 11, 1993 – “Jurassic Park”, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

June 11, 2002 – “American Idol” created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox

June 12, 1909 – “Shine On, Harvest Moon” by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1

June 12, 1913 – “Dachshund” by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released

June 12, 1954 – Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” is originally released

June 12, 1955 – “Mr Peepers” (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC

June 12, 1963 – “Cleopatra” directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC

June 12, 1965 – Beatles are awarded MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)

June 12, 1965 – Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance in “American Bandstand”

June 12, 1972 – John Lennon’s political “Sometime in NYC” released

June 12, 1981 – “Raiders Of The Lost Ark”, the 1st an Indiana Jones film directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford premieres

June 13, 1855 – Opera “Les Vêpres Sicilenne” is produced (Paris)

June 13, 1970 – “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry hits #1 in UK

June 13, 1970 – Beatles’ “Let It Be” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks

June 13, 1970 – Beatles’ “Long & Winding Road” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

June 13, 1976 – Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

June 14, 1881 – Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass)

June 14, 1926 – Mary Cassat died at age 82 in Paris, France

June 14, 1942 – Walt Disney’s animated movie “Bambi”, based on the book by Felix Salten, is released

June 14, 2015 – “Jurassic World”, 1st film to make $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend

June 15, 1878 – 1st attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse’s hooves leave the ground

June 15, 1965 – Bob Dylan records “Like a Rolling Stone”

June 15, 1973 – “American Graffiti” opens in NYC

June 15, 1994 – Disney’s animated musical film “The Lion King” opens in theaters with $42 million

June 16, 1890 – Stan Laurel, [Arthur Stanley Jefferson], English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)

June 16, 1946 – “Annie Get Your Gun” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 performances

June 16, 1960 – “Psycho”, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

June 16, 1961 – Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

June 16, 1967 – 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival

June 16, 1971 – Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York (d. 1996)

June 16, 1977 – “Beatlemania” opens on Broadway

June 16, 1991 – “Fiddler on the Roof” closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances

June 16, 1995 – “Batman Forever” opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O’Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman

June 17, 1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Rite of Spring) [OS 5th June], born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1971)

June 17, 1919 – “Barney Google” cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres

June 17, 1943 – Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

June 17, 1963 – Greg Kinnear, actor/talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later)

June 17, 1970 – Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera

June 17, 1970 – Led Zeppelin begin their last European tour

June 17, 1995 – “Who’s Tommy” closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances

June 17, 2009 – 43rd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

June 18, 1821 – Opera “Der Freischutz” is produced (Berlin)

June 18, 1942 – Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

June 18, 1942 – Roger Ebert, film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), born in Urbana Illnois (d. 2013)

June 18, 1944 – Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), born in Palos Verdes, California (d. 1991)

June 18, 1952 – Isabella Rossellini, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet), born in Rome, Italy

June 18, 1959 – 1st telecast transmitted from England to US

June 18, 1960 – “Destry Rides Again” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances

June 18, 1969 – “The Wild Bunch”, directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, is released

June 18, 1991 – “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” single released by Bryan Adams (Billboard Song of the Year 1991)

June 18, 2001 – “The Fast and the Furious” film directed by Rob Cohen starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez premieres

June 18, 2005 – David Tennant’s first appearance as the Tenth Doctor in BBC “Doctor Who” episode “The Parting of the Ways”

June 18, 2012 – 2nd Critics’ Choice Television Awards: Community wins Best Comedy Series, Homeland wins Best Drama Series

June 18, 2014 – Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

June 19, 1825 – Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” premieres

June 19, 1889 – Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “Man with the Twisted Lip”

June 19, 1932 – 1st concert given in SF’s Stern Grove

June 19, 1940 – “Brenda Starr”, 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago

June 19, 1973 – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” stage production opens in London

June 19, 1978 – Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip

June 19, 1987 – Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer)

June 19, 1992 – “Batman Returns”, starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released

June 20, 1703 – The Love Suicides at Sonezaki by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, often considered the greatest Japanese dramatist, receives its first performance

June 20, 1910 – “Krazy Kat” comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal

June 20, 1975 – “Jaws”, based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released

June 21, 1868 – Wagner’s opera “Meistersinger von Nuernberg” premieres in Munich

June 21, 1903 – Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Mazarine Stone” takes place

June 21, 1978 – Andrew Lloyd Webber & Rice’s musical “Evita” premieres in London

June 21, 1993 – “Camelot” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances

June 21, 2001 – Frida Kahlo became the first Hispanic woman to be honored with a U.S. postage stamp

June 21, 2003 – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English

June 22, 1961 – Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody’s Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg

June 22, 1977 – Walt Disney’s “Rescuers” released

June 22, 1983 – “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life,” released in France

June 23, 1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes patents the “Type-writer”

June 23, 1955 – Walt Disney’s “Lady & the Tramp” released

June 23, 1979 – Rock group the Knack releases “My Sharona”

June 23, 1989 – Movie “Batman” premieres

June 23, 2004 – Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university

June 23, 2014 – Claude Monet’s Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million

June 24, 1880 – First performance of “O Canada,” the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français

June 24, 1901 – 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris

June 24, 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract

June 24, 1961 – Beatles record “If You Love Me Baby”

June 24, 1963 – 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London

June 25, 1870 – Opera “Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)” is produced (Munich)

June 25, 1938 – “A Tisket A Tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

June 25, 1966 – Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

June 25, 1966 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’s 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

June 25, 1967 – 400 million watch Beatles “Our World” TV special

June 25, 1975 – Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe” is released

June 26, 1870 – Wagner’s opera “Valkyrie” premieres in Munich

June 26, 1896 – 1st movie theater in US opens, charging 10 cents for admission

June 26, 1902 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of 3 Garidebs”

June 26, 1912 – Gustav Mahler’s 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

June 26, 1919 – NY Daily News begins publishing

June 26, 1964 – Beatles release “A Hard Day’s Night” album

June 26, 1977 – Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

June 26, 1997 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling

June 27, 1693 – 1st woman’s magazine “Ladies’ Mercury” published (London)

June 27, 1929 – 1st color TV demo (NYC)

June 27, 1966 – 1st sci-fi soap opera, “Dark Shadows,” premieres on ABC-TV

June 27, 1994 – Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet

June 28, 1846 – Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax

June 28, 1975 – David Bowie releases “Fame”

June 29, 1613 – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre burns down

June 29, 1940 – Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan

June 29, 1940 – Paul Klee died at age 60 in Muralto, Switzerland

June 29, 1963 – Beatles’ 1st song “From Me to You” hits UK charts

June 29, 1964 – 1st draft of Star Trek’s pilot “Cage” released

June 29, 1996 – Superman’s Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900

June 29, 2007 – Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

June 30, 1952 – “Guiding Light” soap opera moves from radio to TV

June 30, 1955 – “Johnny Carson Show” debuts on CBS-TV

June 30, 1977 – Marvel Comics publish “Kiss book” tributing rock group Kiss

June 30, 1979 – Johnny Rotten & Joan Collins appear together on BBC TV’s Juke Box Jury

 


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