On This Day

July 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 4 29th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 15 MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
  • Jul 21 "The Daily Show" hosted by Craig Kilborn premieres on Comedy Central in the US

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 23 Rachel G. Fox, American actress (Desperate Housewives), born in Laurenceville, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jul 20 Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters (48) weds investment adviser Michael Wittenberg (34) in Millbrook, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), dies at 75
  • Jul 1 Margaux Hemingway, American fashion model and actress (Lipstick), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 1 Steve Tesich, Serbian-American screenwriter and playwright (Breaking Away), dies at 53
  • Jul 3 Raaj Kumar, Hindi actor (Tiranga, Saudagar), dies at 69
  • Jul 3 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), dies at 61
  • Jul 4 Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), dies at 72
  • Jul 9 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), dies at 84
  • Jul 12 John Chancellor, American journalist and news anchor (Voice Of America, 1965-67; NBC Nightly News, 1970-82), dies at 68
  • Jul 13 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Dana Hill, American actress (Vacation), dies at 32
  • Jul 17 Sid Sussman, beauty pageant organizer, dies of heart attack
  • Jul 21 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), dies of emphysema 62
  • Jul 21 Wolf Morris, actor (Padmasambhava-Dr Who), dies at 71
  • Jul 23 Aliki Vougiouklaki, actress (Madalena), dies at 63
  • Jul 23 Jean Muir, American actress (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family) and the 1st performer to be blacklisted for being an alleged communist sympathizer, dies at 85 [1]
  • Jul 24 Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (Love and Death, Delicatessen), dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Virginia Christine [Ricketts], American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo), dies of cardiovascular disease at 76

Person of interestClaudette Colbert

Jul 30 Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress (It Happened One Night), dies of a stroke at 93

  • Jul 30 Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87