July 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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

Film & TV History

Jul 4 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide


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

When Harry Met Sally

Jul 14 Film "When Harry Met Sally" starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, directed by Rob Reiner, and written by Nora Ephron, is released

  • Jul 23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)

Music Concert

Jul 23 Ringo Starr's first All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemons, Dr. John, Billy Preston, and Jim Keltner

  • Jul 25 Brandi Sherwood of Idaho crowned 7th Miss Teen USA

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Hannah Murray, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol. England
  • Jul 1 Mitch Hewer, English actor (Skins), born in Bristol, England
  • Jul 11 David Henrie, American actor (Wizards of Waverly Place), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • Jul 14 Sean Flynn-Amir, American actor
  • Jul 15 Tristan Wilds, American actor (The Wire), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jul 17 Josie Loren Lopez, American actress (17 Again, Make It or Break It), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 20 Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Thai actor and singer (The Love of Siam), born in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Jul 21 Jasmine Cephas Jones, British-American actress (Hamilton; #freerayshawn), born in London, England
  • Jul 21 Juno Temple, English actress (Ted Lasso), born in London, England
  • Jul 21 Rory Culkin, American actor (Signs), born in New York City

Daniel Radcliffe (34 years old)

Jul 23 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
  • Jul 31 Jessica Williams, American comedian and actress (Shrinking), born in Los Angeles, County, California

Weddings in Film & TV

Hugh Hefner

Jul 1 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner weds playmate Kimberly Conrad

Bryan Cranston

Jul 8 American Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (33) weds second wife, American 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 Jack Haig [John Cecil Coppin], English actor ('Allo, Allo!), dies of stomach cancer at 76
  • Jul 4 Vic Perrin, American actor (Mission: Impossible), dies at 73
  • Jul 5 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish classical and film score composer (Rapsodia portuguesa; is Don Quixote de la Mancha), and conductor, dies at 84
  • 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

Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)

Jul 11 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 (née Summers), American character actress (It's a Wonderful Life; Kitty Foyle; The Joey Bishop Show), dies of cancer at 82
  • Jul 24 Ernest Morrison [Sunshine Sammy Morrison], American child actor (Our Gang, East Side Kids), dies at 76
  • Jul 28 Jeff Richards [Richard Mansfield Taylor], American actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies of acute respiratory failure at 64