On This Day

July 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jul 5 "Seinfield" (originally titled The Seinfeld Chronicles" screens its pilot episode starring Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards on NBC

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Jul 23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • Jul 25 Brandi Sherwood of Idaho crowned 7th Miss Teen USA

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Mitch Hewer, English actor (Skins), born in Bristol, England
  • Jul 1 Hannah Murray, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol. England
  • Jul 11 David Henrie, American actor
  • Jul 14 Sean Flynn-Amir, American actor
  • Jul 15 Tristan Wilds, American actor
  • Jul 17 Josie Loren Lopez, American actress (17 Again, Make It or Break It), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 20 Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Thai actor
  • Jul 21 Rory Culkin, American actor (Signs), born in New York City

Person of interestDaniel Radcliffe

Jul 23 Daniel Radcliffe, English actor (Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series of movies), born in London, England

  • Jul 25 Noel Callahan, Canadian actor (Romeo!), born in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jul 27 Charlotte Arnold, Canadian actress (Naturally, Sadie), born in Toronto, Ontario

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner weds playmate Kimberly Conrad

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 8 Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (33) weds actress Robin Dearden (35)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
  • Jul 2 Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 3 James "Jim" Backus, American actor (Mr Magoo, Rebel Without a Cause, Gilligan's Island), dies of pneumonia at 76
  • Jul 4 Vic Perrin, American actor (Mission: Impossible), dies at 73
  • Jul 4 Jack Haig [John Cecil Coppin], English actor ('Allo, Allo!), dies of stomach cancer at 76
  • Jul 10 Mel Blanc, American voice actor, comedian best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig), dies at 81
  • Jul 10 Thomas "Tommy" Trinder, British radio comedian and actor (Save a Little Sunshine, Phoenix), dies at 80

Person of interestLaurence Olivier

Jul 11 Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82

  • Jul 18 Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress (Patti-My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
  • Jul 19 Carl-Heinz Schroth, German director and actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
  • Jul 20 Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
  • Jul 24 Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
  • Jul 28 Jeff Richards [Richard Mansfield Taylor], American actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies of acute respiratory failure at 64