On This Day

July 1950 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 10 "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV (broadcast on radio from 1935)
  • Jul 20 "Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 11 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • Jul 16 Camille Saviola, American actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 17 Derek de Lint, Dutch actor, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jul 17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jul 19 Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-De-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 20 Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
  • Jul 23 Belinda Montgomery, Canadian actress (Man From Atlantis), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jul 23 Kaity Tong, Chinese-American news anchor (WPIX), born in Qingdao, China
  • Jul 24 Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
  • Jul 26 Susan George, English actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
  • Jul 27 Simon Jones, English actor and comedian (News is the News), born in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England
  • Jul 30 Frank Stallone, American Sylvestor's brother and actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 31 Lane Davies, American actor (Mason-Santa Barbara, Impure Thoughts), born in Dalton, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 5 Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis