On This Day

July 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 11 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 15 Film version of "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, and Angela Lansbury premieres in US

Actress Angela Lansbury
Actress
Angela Lansbury
Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
Actor Kevin Kline
Actor
Kevin Kline

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 21 Thunder storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • Jul 29 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Sammy J, Australian comedian
  • Jul 4 Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian model, born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Jul 6 Gregory Smith, Canadian actor (Small Soldiers, Everwood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 9 Lucia Micarelli, American violinist (Josh Groban) and actress (Treme), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 11 Kellie Shirley, British actress
  • Jul 17 Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • Jul 17 Sarah Jones, American actress, born in Winter Springs, Florida
  • Jul 22 Sharni Vinson, Australian actress and model
  • Jul 23 Bec Hewitt, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 26 Roderick Strong, American professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 15 Eddie Foy Jr [Edwin Fitzgerald Jr], American actor (The Pajama Game, Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jul 20 Frank Reynolds, American news anchor (ABC Evening News, 1968-70; World New Tonight, 1977-83), dies at 59

Person of interestDavid Niven

Jul 29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73

  • Jul 29 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 30 Lynn Fontanne, British Emmy Award-winning stage, screen, and radio actress, dies of pneumonia at 95