On This Day

July 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 12 1st "Family Feud" game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson
  • Jul 21 9th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Andrea Barber, American actress (Kimmy Gibbler-Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 5 Marina Dias, Brazilian model, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jul 9 Fred Savage, American actor (Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 10 Adrian Grenier, American actor
  • Jul 12 Anna Friel, British actress (Pushing Daisies), born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • Jul 13 Al Santos, American model and actor
  • Jul 14 Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film screenwriter, and director (In America; August Rush), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 15 Diane Kruger, German actress and former fashion model
  • Jul 16 Bobby Lashley, American professional wrestler, born in Junction City, Kansas
  • Jul 17 Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress, born in Kielce, Poland
  • Jul 17 Eric Winter, American actor, born in La Mirada, California
  • Jul 17 Matthew Holmes, Australian actor, born in Albury, Australia

Person of interestLuke Bryan

Jul 17 Luke Bryan, American country singer ("I'll Stay Me"), and television personality (American Idol), born in Leesburg, Georgia

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
  • Jul 18 Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
  • Jul 19 R J Williams, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • Jul 19 Vinessa Shaw, American actress
  • Jul 19 Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor (12 Years a Slave, Sherlock), born in London, England

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra (60) marries 4th wife Barbara Marx (45)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73
  • Jul 3 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58
  • Jul 7 Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies at 75
  • Jul 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
  • Jul 19 Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], American actor (She Demons, Tormented, The Spider), dies at 73
  • Jul 24 Leo Shuken, American film music composer and arranger (Stagecoach; The Fabulous Dorseys; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Lucie Mannheim, German singer and actress (39 Steps), dies at 77