On This Day

July 1984 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 9 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe

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Jul 20 Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America due to publication of nude photos of her

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams
  • Jul 23 Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
  • Jul 23 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns after Penthouse publishes unauthorized nude photos of her
  • Jul 30 Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jul 31 Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Vanessa Lee Chester, American actress
  • Jul 5 Yu Yamada, Ryukyuan model, actress and singer, born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Jul 8 Alexis Dziena, American actress
  • Jul 10 Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia, Miss World 2004
  • Jul 11 Hitomi Hyuga, Japanese actress
  • Jul 11 Rachael Taylor, Australian actress
  • Jul 16 Katrina Kaif, Indian actress (Dhoom 3), born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 19 Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian animator (YouTube - Amateur), born in Larvik, Norway
  • Jul 19 Alessandra De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • Jul 28 John David Washington, American football player and actor (BlacKkKlansman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 30 Gabrielle Christian, American actress, born in Washington, D.C.

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 5 Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment, The Arrival of Joachim Stiller), dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82
  • Jul 8 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), dies from cancer at 73
  • Jul 14 Kenny Delmar, American comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • Jul 16 Billy Williams, American singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
  • Jul 17 J Delos Jewkes, American light opera, vaudeville, choral (Mormon Tabernacle), film and television bass singer, and actor (Stars And Stripes Forever; The Music Man; The Andy Griffith Show), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Jul 19 Carol Eberts Veazie, actress (Maude Endles-Norby), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • Jul 23 Lloyd Gough, American actor (Sunset Boulevard, The Front, The Green Hornet), dies of aortic aneurysm at 76

Person of interestEd Gein

Jul 26 Ed Gein, American serial killer who was the inspiration for the films "Psycho" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", dies of lung cancer at 77

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Jul 27 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Jul 28 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • Jul 29 Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
  • Jul 31 Bill Raisch, American one armed actor (The Fugitive, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success), dies from lung cancer at 79