June

 

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

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

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

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

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, 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 17, 1970 – Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera

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

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

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

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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