July 1959 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 "Plan 9 From Outer Space", one of the worse films ever, premieres
  • Jul 6 WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 12 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 17 "North by Northwest" directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint premieres in Los Angeles

  • Jul 18 Los Angeles premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Andreas Wisniewski, Berlin German FR, actor (Living Daylights)
  • Jul 4 Victoria Abril, [Victoria Rojas], actress (Libertarias), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jul 5 Patricia Pease Jeffers, NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life)
  • Jul 7 Jessica Hahn, evangelist rape victim/model (playboy)/actress
  • Jul 7 Billy Campbell [William Oliver], Charlottesville, Virginia, American actor (Once and Again, Dracula)
  • Jul 8 Robert Knepper, American actor
  • Jul 9 Kevin Nash, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 15 Vincent Lindon, French actor
  • Jul 18 Pauline Quirke, British actress
  • Jul 19 Terri Treas, KC Kansas, actress (Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
  • Jul 23 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Kevin Spacey, American actor (American Beauty, House of Cards), born in South Orange, New Jersey

  • Jul 29 Gary Springer, American actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 29 Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 20 Harry Fox [Arthur Carringford], American vaudeville dancer, comedian and actor (Talent Scout), dies at 77