Highlights in Fandom History – Beginning of June

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – Beginning of June

Today, I will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history during the beginning of June (between June 1st and June 15th) for the following fandoms:

Technology:

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On June 4, 1977: Apple II, the 1st personal computer, goes on sale

Television:

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On June 1, 1980: CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut.

Movies:

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On June 11, 1982: ET The Extra Terrestrial, directed by Steven Spielberg, is released at the Cannes Film Festival.

Star Trek:

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On June 4, 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is released in the U.S. and is credited with reviving interest in the franchise.

Indiana Jones:

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On June 12, 1981: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg, with story idea by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, premieres.

Disney:

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On June 15, 1994: Lion King premiered in limited release.

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About Patty Hammond

I am a self proclaimed fangirl who is disguised as a mild mannered data analyst for an advertising firm. You can find me on Twitter as @pattybones2

One response to “Highlights in Fandom History – Beginning of June”

  1. Michael Allan Leonard says :

    Ahhh, I remember the joys of monochrome monitors. Green, as far as the eye could see . . .

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