July 1928 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 The Jenkins Television Corporation (owned by Charles Jenkins) goes on air with W3XK, the first television broadcasting station in the USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 John Logie Baird demonstrates the first colour television transmission in London

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Test footage first created for Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" with Mickey Mouse

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Rio Bravo, Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose), born in Guanajay, Cuba (d. 1966)
  • Jul 2 Pavel Kohout, Czech, director/author (Poor Murderer)
  • Jul 5 Warren Oates, American actor (Dillinger, East of Eden, Stoney Burke), born in Depoy, Muhlenberg County (d. 1982)
  • Jul 8 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 9 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jul 12 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), Born in Sheffield, England (d. 2012)
  • Jul 12 Kathy Staff [Minnie Higginbottom], British actress (Mary Reilly, Last of the Summer Wine, Open All Hours), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England (d. 2008)
  • Jul 13 Bob Crane, American DJ and actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • Jul 14 Nancy Olson, American actress (Absent-Minded Professor, Pollyanna), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 14 Pierre Olaf [Trivier], French actor (Camelot, Don't Drink the Water, Kraft Music Hall), born in Caudéran, Bordeaux (d. 1995)
  • Jul 21 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
  • Jul 22 Orson Bean, American actor and comedian (To Tell the Truth), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Jul 25 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (The Rites of May), born in Pagsanjan, Philippines (d. 1988)

Person of interestStanley Kubrick

Jul 26 Stanley Kubrick, American director (2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Lolita), born in The Bronx NY (d. 1999)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • Jul 27 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler, born in Zapotlán de Juárez, Hidalgo, Mexico (d. 2007)
  • Jul 30 Eunice Muñoz, Portuguese actress (Hard Times), born in Amareleja, Portugal

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 21 Dame Ellen Terry, British Shakespearean actress (Imperial Theatre), dies at 81