On This Day

July 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

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

Film Premier

Jul 21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film starring The Bee Gees, 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, born in Athens, Greece
  • Jul 4 Becki Newton, American actress, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jul 6 Tamera Mowry, American twin actress (Sister, sister), born in Gelnhausen, West Germany
  • Jul 6 Tia Mowry, American twin actress (Sister, sister), born in Gelnhausen, West Germany
  • Jul 9 Linda Park, Korean-born American actress (Stra Trek: Enterprise), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 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, born in San Bernardino, California
  • Jul 17 Katharine Towne, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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 (National Treasure films), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jul 21 Josh Hartnett, American actor and movie producer, born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 22 A. J. Cook, Canadian actress
  • 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