On This Day

July 2002 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 12 Hindi film "Devdas" premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit (Best Film Filmfare Awards)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas' ('The Three Musketeers') ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony


Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts (34) weds L.A. cameraman Danny Moder (33) at her 82-acre ranch in Taos, New Mexico

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • Jul 5 "Smallville" actor Tom Welling (25) weds model Jamie White in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • Jul 20 ABC's World News Tonight co-host Elizabeth Vargas (39) weds singer-songwriter Marc Cohn (43) at the Council on Foreign Relations

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 5 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress, 1st Latin actress to win a Golden Globe (High Noon, Broken Lance), dies at 78
  • Jul 6 John Frankenheimer, American film director (b. 1930)
  • Jul 8 Ward Kimball, American animator (b. 1914)

Person of interestRod Steiger

Jul 9 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), dies of pneumonia at 77

  • Jul 23 Reginald "Leo" McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), dies of health complications at 82
  • Jul 24 Maurice Denham, British actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), dies at 92