June 20 in Pop Culture History
June 20 is National Vanilla Milkshake Day.
1214 – The University of Oxford received its Royal charter.
1782 – Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States, with the Bald Eagle clutching both an olive branch and thirteen arrows.
1837 – Queen Victoria succeeded to the British throne.
1840 – Samuel Morse received the patent (#1647) for the telegraph.
1893 – Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
1945 – The United States Secretary of State approved the transfer of Wernher von Braun (and other Nazi rocket scientists) to America.
1948 – Toast of the Town, a variety series hosted by Ed Sullivan, premiered on CBS. It was later renamed The Ed Sullivan Show.
1963 – The United States and the Soviet Union agreed to establish a “hot line” communication system between the two nations.
1975 – Hollywood’s first major summer ‘must see’ blockbuster, Jaws, opened in theaters.
1981 #1 Hit June 20, 1981 – July 24, 1981: Stars on 45 – Medley: Intro Venus / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I’ll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You’re Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45
1986 – The Karate Kid Part II and Legal Eagles were released in theaters
1987 #1 Hit June 20, 1987 – June 26, 1987: Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam – Head to Toe
1992 #1 Hit June 20, 1992 – July 3, 1992: Mariah Carey – I’ll Be There
1997 – My Best Friend’s Wedding and Batman And Robin debuted in theaters
2003 – From Justin to Kelly and Hulk were released in theaters
2008 – Kit Kittredge: An American Girl and The Love Guru debuted in theaters
2014 – Jersey Boys was released in theaters
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