On This Day

July 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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

<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 21 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 3 Steph Jones, American singer and model
  • 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 14 Wesley Dening, Australian TV personality
  • 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 Andrew Eiden, American actor
  • Jul 23 Bec Hewitt, Australian actress
  • 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, news anchor (ABC Evening News), 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, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95