July 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music Concert

Jul 13 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Film Release

Jul 15 "Die Hard" directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US

  • Jul 18 Shooting begins on Bond film "License to Kill"
  • Jul 25 Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 29 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 4 Luke Thompson, English actor (Benedict in Bridgerton), born in Southampton, England
  • Jul 5 Joe Lycett, English comedian (The Great British Seeing Bee), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 11 Joan Smalls, Puerto Rican model, born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 12 Melissa O'Neil, Canadian actress (The Rookie) and singer (Canadian Idol, 2005), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jul 13 Steven R. McQueen, American Actor
  • Jul 17 Summer Bishil, American actress, born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 20 Chloe Fineman, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jul 20 Julianne Hough, American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing With The Stars), born in Orem, Utah
  • Jul 23 Pippa Bennett-Warner, English actress, born in Banbury, England
  • Jul 25 Heather Marks, Canadian model, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jul 25 Sarah Geronimo, Filipino pop singer ("Tala") and actress (You Changed My Life), born in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines

Weddings in Film & TV

Michael J. Fox

Jul 16 "Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

Wayne Gretzky

Jul 16 Canadian NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky (27) weds American 'Police Academy 5' / 'A League of Their Own' actress Janet Jones (27) in Edmonton, Alberta

  • Jul 17 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Gabriel Dell, American actor (The Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show), dies of leukemia at 68
  • Jul 4 Adrian Adonis [Keith A. Franke Jr.], American professional wrestler, killed in auto accident at 34
  • Jul 7 Jimmy Edwards, British comedy writer and actor (Take It From Here, Whack-O!), dies from pneumonia at 68
  • Jul 9 Anthony Holland, American actor (Break Up) who suffered from HIV/AIDS, commits suicide at 60
  • Jul 9 Barbara Woodhouse, Irish-born British dog trainer and TV personality ("walkies"), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Jul 10 Errol John, Trinidadian actor and playwright (A Man from the Sun, The Nun's Story, Assault on a Queen), dies at 63
  • Jul 11 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), dies at 84
  • Jul 17 Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler, stabbed to death at 42
  • Jul 18 Nico [Christa Päffgen], German model, and pop singer (Velvet Underground - "Sunday Morning"; "I'll Be Your Mirror"), dies from a bicycle accident at 43
  • Jul 22 Duane Jones, American actor (Night of the Living Dead), and theater director, dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 51
  • Jul 25 Judith Barsi, American child actress (The Land Before Time), shot dead with mother by her father at 11
  • Jul 27 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), dies at 77
  • Jul 31 Trinidad Silva, American character actor (Hill Street Blues -"Jesus Martinez"), killed in a car accident by a drunk driver at 38