July 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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Jul 10 World News Tonight premieres on ABC with Max Robinson the first black anchor on a network newscast in the US

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson

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Jul 13 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"

Rocker Steve Jones
Steve Jones
  • Jul 21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC
  • Jul 24 Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe
  • Jul 26 11th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 4 Vicky Kaya, Greek supermodel and actress
  • Jul 4 Becki Newton, American actress
  • Jul 6 Tamera Mowry, twin actress (Sisters)
  • Jul 6 Tia Mowry, twin actress (Sisters)
  • Jul 9 Linda Park, Korean-born actress
  • Jul 12 Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
  • Jul 12 Topher Grace, American actor
  • Jul 12 Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
  • Jul 17 Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 17 Katharine Towne, American actress
  • Jul 18 Mélissa Theuriau, French newscaster
  • Jul 20 Charlie Korsmo, actor (Dick Tracy, What About Bob)
  • Jul 20 Elliott Yamin, American Idol contestant
  • Jul 21 Justin Bartha, American actor
  • Jul 21 Josh Hartnett, American actor and movie producer, born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 22 A. J. Cook, Canadian actress
  • Jul 30 James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant
  • Jul 31 Zeta Makripoulia, Greek actress, model and TV presenter

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 James Daly, American actor (Medical Center, Planet of the Apes), dies of heart failure at 59
  • Jul 17 Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51
  • Jul 31 Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80