On this Day June 22
1966 – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton grace the big screen with the release of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” It’s the first movie to contain certain four-letter words and adult content, but still receive the production code seal of approval.
1969 – Award-winning actress-singer Judy Garland, best known for playing Dorothy in the classic film “The Wizard of Oz,” is found dead of a drug overdose in her London home just days after her 47th birthday.
2001 – There’s plenty of burning rubber on the screen as the action movie “The Fast and the Furious,” starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, debuts in U.S. theaters. The film becomes a blockbuster — grossing $200 million worldwide — and spawns several sequels.
Own a Piece of This Day
Meet Me in St. Louis
Starring Judy GarlandMargaret O’Brien and Mary Astor, and directed by Vincente Minnelli
The Fast and the Furious
Starring Vin DieselPaul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez, and directed by Rob Cohen