July 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is No. 1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Jul 26 WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player/coach/broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jul 4 Lee Reherman, American actor
  • Jul 5 Susannah Doyle, British actress
  • Jul 6 Brian Posehn, American actor
  • Jul 7 Jim Gaffigan, American comedian
  • Jul 9 Pamela Adlon, American voice actress
  • Jul 10 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 11 Debbe Dunning, actress (Tool Time Girl-Home Improvement), born in Burbank, California
  • Jul 11 Greg Grunberg, American actor
  • Jul 11 Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
  • Jul 12 Allegra Curtis, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann and Tony Cutis, born in London, England
  • Jul 14 Matthew Fox, American actor (Party of 5, Lost), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 15 Irene Jacob, actress (Red, Othello)
  • Jul 15 Kristoff St John, American actor (Adam-Generations, Young & Restless), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 16 Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster (Capital Breakfast), born in Barnet, London
  • Jul 19 Nancy Walls, American actress
  • Jul 21 Arija Bareikis, American actress
  • Jul 30 Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 31 Dean Cain, actor (Clark-Lois & Clark), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 14 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 6 Ann Nagel [Anna Marie Dolan], American actress (Don Winslow of the Navy, The Green Hornet), dies of cancer at 50
  • Jul 20 Julien Carette, French actor (Sylvia & the Phantom), dies of burns at 68
  • Jul 23 Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), dies at 60
  • Jul 23 Douglass Montgomery, American actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), dies from spinal cancer at 56
  • Jul 23 Montgomery Clift, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Judgement at Nuremberg), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Jul 30 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), dies at 94