July 1968 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 9 BBC-TV broadcasts "Farewell", folk-rock band The Seekers final performance, draws 10 million viewers
  • Jul 14 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 15 "One Life to Live", American soap opera, premieres on TV
  • Jul 17 The Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London

Engagement of Interest

Jul 20 Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Beatle bassist, singer, and songwriter Paul McCartney, live on BBC-TV's "Dee Time" programme

Music Concert

Jul 20 Judy Garland headlines concert also featuring Count Basie and Jackie Wilson at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; her last US concert

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Tim Abell, American actor (We Were Soldiers), born in Manassas, Virginia
  • Jul 3 Chien-lien Wu [Jacklyn Wu], Taiwanese actress and singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jul 3 Jeff Phillips, American actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light), born in Westwood, New Jersey
  • Jul 5 Kenji Ito, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • Jul 5 Michael Stuhlbarg, American stage and screen character actor, 5born in Long Beach, California

Susan WojcickiSusan Wojcicki (54 years old)

Jul 5 American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube "the most important person in advertising", born in Santa Clara County, California

  • Jul 7 Amy Carlson, American actress (Blue Bloods, Third Watch), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Jul 7 Jorja Fox, American actress, born in New York
  • Jul 8 Billy Crudup, American actor (The Morning Show), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jul 8 Michael Weatherly, American actor (NCIS, Bull), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 Jonathan Gilbert, American actor
  • Jul 13 Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
  • Jul 13 Robert Gant, American actor
  • Jul 14 Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, Shōwa, Akita, Japan
  • Jul 15 Eddie Griffin, American comedian
  • Jul 15 Stan Kirsch, American actor
  • Jul 17 Beth Littleford, American comedian, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jul 17 Bitty Schram, American actress, born in New York
  • Jul 20 Chris Kennedy, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • Jul 20 Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
  • Jul 20 Michael Park, American actor
  • Jul 23 Beth Ehlers, American actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 23 Shawn Levy. Canadian film and television director and producer (Night at the Museum movies; Stranger Things), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 23 Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 24 John P Navin Jr, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 24 Kristin Chenoweth, American stage singer and actress (Wicked), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • Jul 24 Laura Leighton [Miller], American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jul 24 Troy Kotsur, American deaf actor (CODA), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Jul 27 Julian McMahon, Australian actor (Nip/Tuck, Profiler), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 27 Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress (Postman), born in Messina, Italy
  • Jul 30 Sofie Gråbøl, Danish actress (The Killing), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Jul 30 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan

Weddings in Film & TV

Micky Dolenz

Jul 12 American "The Monkees" singer Micky Dolenz (23) weds British model and television presenter Samantha Juste (24); divorce in 1975

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Virginia Weidler, American child actress (Babes on Broadway, All This & Heaven Too), dies of heart disease at 42
  • Jul 6 John Indrisano, American welterweight boxer, stunt man, and bit-part actor (O.K.. Crackerby!), dies of apparent suicide at 61
  • Jul 15 Lura Anson, American silent film actress dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Lillian Harvey [Pape], British actress (Invitation to the Waltz; Congress Dance), dies of liver failure at 62
  • Jul 31 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66