On This Day in Film & TV for July 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1941 1st commercial TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
  • 1941 WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1941 WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins
  • 1954 WDBO (now WCPX) TV channel 6 in Orlando, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1956 Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1957 WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1958 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • 1959 WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1965 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1967 1st British colour TV broadcast, on BBC 2
  • 1967 BBC starts its World Radio Club
  • 1982 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1991 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1992 Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming
  • 2009 Animated film "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeieris with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1873 Alice Guy-BlachĂ©, American film director (d. 1968)
  • 1887 Charles D Brown, American actor (Barefoot Boy, Disbarred, Night Editor), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 1948)
  • 1896 Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]

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1899 Charles Laughton, English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1962)

  • 1901 Irna Phillips, created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1903 Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1914 Magda Gabor, actress (People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), born in Budapest, Hungary

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1916 Olivia de Havilland, American actress (the Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • 1920 Harold Sakata, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1923 Constance Ford, actress (Ada Hobson-Another World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1925 Farley Granger, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California
  • 1926 Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster
  • 1926 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1930 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American filmmaker (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Jamie Farr, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1934 Jean Marsh, actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934 Sydney Pollack, American diretcor, actor and producer (Tootsie, Out of Africa), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2008)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 1934 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1939 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Sally Quinn, Georgia, CBS newscaster (Morning Show)
  • 1942 Genevieve Bujold, actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1945 Mike Burstyn, Israeli-American actor
  • 1951 Daryl Anderson, actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951 Trevor Eve, Wales, actor (Shadow Chasers)
  • 1951 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
  • 1952 Dan Aykroyd, comedian and actor (SNL, Dragnet), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1956 Lorna Patterson, actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • 1956 Alan Ruck, American actor (Spin City), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962 Andre Braugher, American actor (Homicide: Life on the Street, Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Theresa Lynn, American actress (Orgasm Girl-Private Parts), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1967 Pamela Anderson Lee, Ladysmith BC, playmate (Feb 90/Home Improvement)
  • 1968 Roshumba Williams, model (Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Tim Abell, American actor
  • 1971 Melissa Peterman [Melissa Margaret], American actress (Reba, Fargo), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1971 Julianne Nicholson, American actress
  • 1971 Steven W. Bailey, American actor
  • 1972 Claire Forlani, English actress
  • 1974 Michele Krasnoo, Culver City California, actress (Kickboxer IV)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1977 Liv Tyler, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith's frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty, Lord of the Rings), born in New York City

Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
  • 1977 Misty Marriah Esplin, Preston Idaho, Miss America-Idaho (1997)
  • 1982 Carmella DeCesare, American model
  • 1982 Romola Garai, English actress
  • 1982 Hilarie Burton, American actress
  • 1988 Evan Ellingson, American actor
  • 1989 Mitch Hewer, English actor
  • 1989 Hannah Murray, English actress
  • 1992 Bryant Jones, Camarillo Ca, actor (Nate Hastings-Young & Restless)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner weds playmate Kimberly Conrad

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner

HeartWedding of Interest

1990 Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

1998 Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Barbra Streisand (57) weds actor James Brolin (58) in Malibu

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 2006 "Hi-5" actress and singer Jennifer Peterson-Hind (26) weds recording artist Tom Korbee in Madison, Wisconsin

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 English model Kate Moss (37) weds English guitarist Jamie Hince (42) at St. Peter's Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2011 "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (40) divorces actor Thomas Jane (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011 Actor Ryan Reynolds (34) and actress Scarlett Johansson (26) divorce due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage

  • 2011 Ann Serano Lopez divorces actor and talk show host George Lopez (49) due to irreconcilable differences

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011 Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1944 Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1968 Virginia Weidler, actress (All This & Heaven Too), dies at 42
  • 1979 Richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64
  • 1981 George Voskovec [JirĂ­ Wachsmann], Czech actor (12 Angry Men, Somewhere in Time), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 1982 Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
  • 1986 Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
  • 1989 William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
  • 1990 Anna Palk, actress (Play it Cool, Frozen Dead), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1991 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1996 Alfred Marks, actor (Fanny Hill, Desert Mice), dies at 75
  • 1996 Margaux Hemingway, American fashion model and actress (Lipstick), commits suicide at 41
  • 1996 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53
  • 1997 Robert Mitchum, actor (Winds of War), dies at 79
  • 1999 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 1999 Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2003 N!xau, Namibian actor (b. 1944)

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2004 Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather, A Street Cart Named Desire and On the Waterfront), dies at 80

  • 2009 Karl Malden, American actor (b. 1912)
  • 2009 Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Ilene Woods, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2011 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2017 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, dies at 75