On This Day

July 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 24 KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jul 28 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
  • Jul 3 Faye Resnick, American TV personality and author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary), born in Brentwood, California
  • Jul 7 Jonathan Dayton, American film director, born in Alameda County, California
  • Jul 9 Kelly McGillis, American actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 9 Paul Merton, British writer, actor and comedian (Room 101), born in Parsons Green, London
  • Jul 11 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light)
  • Jul 12 Buddy Foster, actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
  • Jul 13 Cameron Crowe, American director, screenwriter, journalist (Rolling Stone), author, and actor (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Palm Springs, California
  • Jul 20 Donna Dixon, American actress, former beauty queen, and wife of actor Dan Aykroyd (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jul 21 Jon Lovitz, American actor (SNL: League of Their Own: The Critic), born in Tarzana, California
  • Jul 23 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (Submission), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Jul 25 Roger Clinton Jr., American actor and singer, President Clinton's half-brother, born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Jul 26 Nana Visitor, American actress (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor and martial artist, born in Castle Peak Road, Hong Kong
  • Jul 26 Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer, born in Burlingame, California
  • Jul 27 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • Jul 30 Mark Tymchyshyn, American actor (Gavin-As The World Turns), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 31 Dirk Blocker, American actor (Ryan's Four, Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jul 28 "Wuthering Heights" actress Merle Oberon (46) weds Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 5 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), dies in car crash with 2nd husband Gregory Lafayette (19) at 24
  • Jul 4 Gregory Lafayette (19) dies from injuries sustained in a car crash that killed his wife, actress Judy Tyler (24), the day earlier
  • Jul 15 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 24 Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (Deburan, The Story of a Cheat), dies at 72