July 1956 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jul 1 Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jul 7 "Hancock's Half Hour" premieres as a TV show starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • Jul 13 WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 29 WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Lorna Patterson, actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • Jul 1 Alan Ruck, American actor (Spin City), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 2 Jerry Hall, American model, married to Mick Jagger and Rupert Murdoch (Batman, Freejack), born in Mesquite, Texas
  • Jul 6 Casey Sander, American actor
  • Jul 7 Bill Lagattuta, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestTom Hanks

Jul 9 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Jul 11 Sela Ward, Meridian Miss, actress (Hilary-Emerald Point NAS, Sisters)
  • Jul 12 Mel Harris [Mary Ellen], American actress (Hope-30 Something), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 14 Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor
  • Jul 16 Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York
  • Jul 17 Robert Romanus, American actor
  • Jul 18 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress/singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 19 Yoshiaki Yatsu, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF) and mixed martial artist, born in Oura, Gunma, Japan
  • Jul 19 Peter Barton, American actor (Powers of Matthew Star), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Jul 26 Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler, born in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • Jul 27 Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • Jul 30 Delta Burke, American actress (Suzanne-Designing Women), born in Orlando, Florida

Person of interestMichael Biehn

Jul 31 Michael Biehn, American actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss), born in Anniston, Alabama