On This Day

July 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music History

Jul 6 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

Film Release

Jul 14 "Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released

  • Jul 14 WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 30 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 31 KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 5 Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer (Orange is the New Black), born in Los Angeles
  • Jul 6 Brian Van Holt, American actor (Bo Sinclair-House of Wax), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Jul 7 Cree Summer, American actress (Freddie-Different World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 7 Robin Weigert, American actress, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 8 Lori Hallier, Victoria BC Canada, actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara)
  • Jul 10 Gale Harold, American actor
  • Jul 10 Alexandra Hedison, American actress
  • Jul 13 Jamie Walter, actor (Pirate Island)
  • Jul 13 Ken Jeong, American comedian and actor (Community, The Hangover), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 16 Rain Pryor, American actress (Head of the Class) and daughter of Richard Pryor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 16 Daryl Mitchell, American actor (Tommy Webber-Galaxy Quest), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 18 Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Jul 19 David Goldsmith, actor (Eric-Models Inc), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Jul 19 Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer
  • Jul 20 Josh Holloway, American actor

Jennifer Lopez

Jul 24 Jennifer "J.Lo" Lopez, American actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

Triple H

Jul 27 Triple H [Paul Michael Levesque], American pro wrestler (14 x world champion; D-Generation X stable), born in Nashua, New Hampshire

  • Jul 30 Simon Baker, Australian actor, born in Launceston, Australia
  • Jul 31 Loren Dean, actor (Billy Bathgate, Say Anything), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 31 Rudolf Martin, German actor (Anton-All My Children), born in Berlin, Germany

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
  • Jul 5 Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), dies of natural causes at 58
  • Jul 5 Leo McCarey, American film director (The Awful Truth), dies at 70
  • Jul 7 Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), dies at 83
  • Jul 9 Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
  • Jul 15 Peter Van Eyck [Götz von Eick], German actor (The Longest Day; The Wages of Fear), dies after long illness at 56
  • Jul 18 Barbara Pepper [Marion], American actress (Foreign Correspondent, Green Acres, Rogue Tavern), dies of coronary thrombosis at 54
  • Jul 25 Douglas Moore, American concert, stage, and film composer (The Ballad of Baby Doe), dies at 75
  • Jul 26 Raymond Walburn, American actor (Christmas in July), dies after illness at 81