On This Day

July 2018 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 6 Iranian instagram star Maedeh Hojabri confesses on state TV for posting videos of her dancing

Film & TV History

Jul 12 Sandra Oh is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy award in a leading role for "Killing Eve"

Film Premier

Jul 12 "Misson: Impossible - Fallout", directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris

Film & TV History

Jul 13 Actress Scarlett Johansson withdraws from a transgender film role after criticism of her casting

Film & TV History

Jul 14 US President Donald Trump calls the EU a "trade foe" in interview with CBS ahead of meeting with Russian President Putin

Music History

Jul 18 Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC, for reporting he was being investigated over historic child sexual assaults

  • Jul 20 American director James Gunn fired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" by Disney after past offensive tweets surface
  • Jul 21 Re-boot of TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" announced with creator Joss Whedon as executive producer
  • Jul 22 TV show "Supergirl" announces casting of first live-action transgender superhero, by transgender actor Nicole Maines as Nia Nal

Music History

Jul 24 Singer Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles

Film & TV History

Jul 25 Georgian representative James Spencer resigns after being fooled into saying racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who is America" TV series

  • Jul 27 CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves is accused of sexual misconduct in the "New Yorker" by journalist Ronan Farrow

Film & TV History

Jul 31 Actor Alan Alda reveals he has had Parkinson's disease for 3 years, in interview with CBS"s "This Morning"


Weddings in Film & TV

David Hasselhoff

Jul 31 Actor David Hasselhoff (66) marries third wife Hayley Roberts (38) in Italy

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," dies at 92
  • Jul 3 Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak), dies at 78
  • Jul 8 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer ("Young Love"), dies of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86