On This Day

July 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 12 XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 31 KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Julia Montgomery, American actress (One Life to Live, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 2 Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
  • Jul 4 Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler, born in West Memphis, Arkansas
  • Jul 5 Brad Loree, Canadian actor and stunt performer, born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jul 8 Valerie Pettiford, American actress (One Life to Live, Half & Half), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 9 Marc Mero, American professional wrestler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 11 Caroline Quentin, British actress (Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek), born in Surrey, England
  • Jul 12 Corynne Charby [Corinne Charbit], French model, actress and pop singer ("Pile ou face" - "Heads Or Tails"), born in Paris, France

Jane Lynch

Jul 14 Jane Lynch, American actress (Best In Show; Glee; Two and a Half Men; Criminal Minds), singer and comedian, born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

Kim Alexis

Jul 15 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

  • Jul 15 Willie Aames, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 16 Leila Kenzle, American actress (Mad About You, Identity), born in Long Island, New York
  • Jul 17 Nancy Giles, American actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie), born in New York City, New York
  • Jul 17 Robin Shou, Hong Kong Chinese-American martial arts actor (Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja), born in British Hong Kong
  • Jul 17 Mark Burnett, British television producer, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jul 18 Anne-Marie Johnson, American actress (In the Heat of the Night), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 21 Lance Guest, American actor (Lance-Lou Grant), born in Saratoga, California
  • Jul 21 Matt Mulhern, American actor (Biloxi Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 23 Al Perez, American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 28 Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Richard Linklater

Jul 30 Richard Linklater, American filmmaker (Before Sunrise, Boyhood), born in Houston, Texas


Weddings in Film & TV

David Lean

Jul 4 Film director David Lean (52) weds fourth wife Leila Matkar

Gene Tierney

Jul 11 Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado

Vera Miles

Jul 16 Actress Vera Miles (30) weds actor Keith Larsen (36)


Divorces in Film & TV

Bette Davis

Jul 6 Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 24 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68