On This Day

July 1952 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 18 KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, Colorado (IND) begins broadcasting

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Jul 21 "The Quiet Man" film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara is released in the UK

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

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Jul 24 "High Noon", American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released


Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestDan Aykroyd

Jul 1 Daniel "Dan" Aykroyd, Canadian-American comedian and actor (SNL, Dragnet), born in Ottawa, Canada

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • Jul 6 Grant Goodeve, American actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in Middlebury, Connecticut
  • Jul 7 Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 9 John Tesh, American pianist and TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • Jul 11 Stephen Lang, American actor (Another You, Death of a Salesman), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 14 Eric Laneuville, actor (Larry-Room 222, St Elsewhere), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 14 Jerry Houser, actor (Slapshot, Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 14 Stan Shaw, actor (Mississippi, Roots Next Generation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 15 Terry O'Quinn, American actor

Person of interestDavid Hasselhoff

Jul 17 David Hasselhoff, American actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Jul 20 Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress
  • Jul 24 Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jul 26 Jan Randall, Canadian film and TV composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 28 Monique van de Ven, Dutch actress (Turkish Fruit)
  • Jul 31 Alan Autry, American NFLer (Green Bay Packers), actor (In the Heat of the Night) and politician (23rd Mayor of Fresno), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 9 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 4 Walter Long, American actor (Moby Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol), dies at 73
  • Jul 18 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer known as "The World's Tallest Man," dies at 46