On This Day

July 2017 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 US President Donald Trump tweets edited wrestling video of himself attacking news network 'CNN'

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 13 "Dunkirk" film directed by Christopher Nolan with ensemble cast including Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy premieres in London, England

  • Jul 16 BBC announces first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker
  • Jul 17 The Muppets Studio in firing the voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, blame his “unacceptable business conduct”
  • Jul 19 BBC publishes salaries of its top-earning journalists and presenters, two-thirds male, Chris Evans highest at over £2.2 million
  • Jul 30 Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, dies at 75
  • Jul 8 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), dies at 82
  • Jul 8 Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), dies of complications from heart failure at 39
  • Jul 15 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), dies at 89

Person of interestGeorge A. Romero

Jul 16 George A. Romero, American Canadian filmmaker "Father of the Zombie Film" (Night of the Living Dead), dies at 77

  • Jul 21 John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), dies at 71
  • Jul 25 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, dies at 90
  • Jul 26 June Foray, American voice actress (Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who), dies at 99
  • Jul 27 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), dies at 89