On This Day

July 1953 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 1 KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins
  • Jul 5 WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 12 KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 16 KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, Minnesota (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 19 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 19 WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 24 KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 30 Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 8 Jonathan Segal, American actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 Peter Bergman, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Eat or Be Eaten)
  • Jul 14 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], American model, singer, and Playboy playmate (Nov 1974), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jul 15 Franklyn Seales, St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
  • Jul 16 Philece Sampler, American actress (Another World, 1987-89 -"Donna Love"; Days Of Our Lives, 1981-84 - "Renée"), and anime voice dubber, born in San Angelo, Texas (d.2021)
  • Jul 21 Jeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor
  • Jul 22 Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
  • Jul 27 Yahoo Serious [Greg Gomez Pead], Australian comedian, born in Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 29 Tim Gunn, American television and fashion personality (Project Runway), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 31 James Read, American actor (North and South), born in Buffalo, New York

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 2 Children's author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 6 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 13 Academy award-winning actor José Ferrer (41) weds singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (25) in Durant, Oklahoma


Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 7 Actor José Ferrer divorces dancer and actress Phyllis Hill after 5 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 17 Maude K Adams, American actress (Little Minister), dies
  • Jul 22 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), dies from heart problems at 55