On This Day

July 2001 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 9 "The Office" mockumentary created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman premieres on BBC Two in the UK

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 16 "Jurassic Park III", starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, premieres in the US

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill
  • Jul 19 34th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 20 "Spirited Away " written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki is released in Japan (Academy Award Best Animated Feature 2003)

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 7 "Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore (26) weds actor-comedian Tom Green (29) in Malibu


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 16 "Kate & Leopold" actress Meg Ryan (38) divorces actor Dennis Quaid (46) after 9 years of marriage

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 8 John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 16 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • Jul 21 Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Jul 21 Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
  • Jul 22 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (Ding Dong School), dies at 94
  • Jul 27 Rhonda Singh, professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Jul 29 Alex Nicol, American actor (The Screaming Skull, Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), dies of natural causes at 85