On This Day

July 1958 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave

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Jul 2 Musical drama Film "King Creole" starring Elvis Presley based on a novel by Harold Robbins premieres

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Elvis Presley
Writer Harold Robbins
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Harold Robbins
  • Jul 3 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Siân Lloyd, Welsh meteorologist and TV presenter, born in Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Jul 6 Jennifer Saunders, English actress (Absolutely Fabulous), born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
  • Jul 8 Kevin Bacon, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 10 Fiona Shaw, Irish actress and theatre and opera director, born in County Cork, Munster, Ireland
  • Jul 11 Mark Lester, actor (Oliver!, Prince & Pauper), born in Oxford, England
  • Jul 12 Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
  • Jul 12 Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), born in Leicester, England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 14 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • Jul 17 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jul 19 Robert Gibson, American professional wrestler, born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Jul 22 David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1984)
  • Jul 23 Lydia Cornell, American actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 28 Michael Hitchcock, American actor (Best in Show) and television producer (Glee), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • Jul 30 Richard Burgi, American actor (Chad Rollo-Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jul 31 Wallace Kurth, American actor (Days of Our Lives, General Hospital), born in Billings, Montana

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 7 Raymond Hackett, American husband of Blanche Sweet and actor (Faithless Lover), dies at 55
  • Jul 18 John Gobau, Flemish actor (Electricity, Hostage Rights, The Cross-Patch), dies at 67
  • Jul 20 Franklin Pangborn, American actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living), dies at 69
  • Jul 29 Charles O'Malley, actor in silent westerns (Iron Horse), dies at 61