On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for July 11

Events in Film & TV

  • 1895 Auguste and Louis Lumière show film for scientists
  • 1922 The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  • 1967 "The Newlywed Game" premieres in the US on ABC TV
  • 1983 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe

Film release premierFilm Release

2007 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released

Actor Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint
Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • 2013 "Orange Is the New Black" premieres on Netflix starring Taylor Schilling, first series to be nominated for comedy and drama Emmy awards

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1892 Thomas Mitchell, American Academy Award-winning actor (Gone With The Wind; High Noon), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1962)
  • 1906 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1910 Irene Hervey, American actress (Aunt Meg-Honey West), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Magda Gabor [Magdolna Gábor], Hungarian actress (Mai lányok, People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Reg Varney, English actor

Person of interestYul Brynner

1920 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia (d. 1985)

  • 1921 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Eugene "Gene" Evans, American actor (My Friend Flicka, Johnny Ringo, Alamo), born in Hollbrook, Arizona (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Brett Somers [Audrey Johnston], Canadian-American actress (The Odd Couple - "Blanche Madison"), and TV personality (Match Game), born in Miramichi, New Brunswick (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Patrick Wymark [Cheeseman], British actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire (d. 1970)
  • 1931 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1932 Alex Hassilev, American actor and folk musician (The Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Bob McGrath, American musician, voice artist and actor (Sesame Street), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • 1943 Susan Seaforth Hayes, actress (Days of our Life, Young & Restless), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 Bill Boggs, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Beverly Todd, Ohio, actress (Roots, Having Babies, Redd Foxx Show)
  • 1950 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • 1952 Stephen Lang, American actor (Another You, Death of a Salesman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Peter Bergman, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Eat or Be Eaten)
  • 1954 Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
  • 1956 Sela Ward, Meridian Miss, actress (Hilary-Emerald Point NAS, Sisters)
  • 1957 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light)
  • 1958 Mark Lester, actor (Oliver!, Prince & Pauper), born in Oxford, England
  • 1960 Caroline Quentin, British actress (Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek), born in Surrey, England
  • 1962 Pauline McLynn, Irish actress
  • 1963 Lisa Rinna, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1964 Craig Charles, English actor
  • 1966 Debbe Dunning, actress (Tool Time Girl-Home Improvement), born in Burbank, California
  • 1966 Greg Grunberg, American actor
  • 1966 Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
  • 1967 Jeff Corwin, American naturalist and TV personality
  • 1970 Justin Chambers, American actor
  • 1971 Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician (Uh Huh Her)
  • 1975 Riona Hazuki, Japanese actress
  • 1977 Brandy Gold, Northridge California, actress (Annie-Baby Makes 5)
  • 1980 T.J. Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1981 Carla Campbell, Jamaican model
  • 1981 Aaron Proctor, American professional wrestling promoter & politician
  • 1983 Kellie Shirley, British actress
  • 1984 Hitomi Hyuga, Japanese actress
  • 1984 Rachael Taylor, Australian actress
  • 1985 Aki Maeda, Japanese actress
  • 1988 Joan Smalls, Puerto Rican model, born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico
  • 1989 David Henrie, American actor
  • 1990 Connor Paolo, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

1955 "Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (54) weds former fashion model and actress Kay Williams Spreckles (38)

LoveWedding of Interest

1960 Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney

LoveWedding of Interest

1976 Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb

LoveWedding of Interest

1976 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra (60) marries 4th wife Barbara Marx (45)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

LoveWedding of Interest

1980 Actor Michael Biehn (23) weds actress Carlene Olson (25)

  • 2003 "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (22) weds her manager A.J. Discala at Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York
  • 2009 "Step Up" actor Channing Tatum (32) weds actress Jenna Dewan (31) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California
  • 2009 "Rushmore" actor Jason Schwartzman (30) weds fashion designer Brady Cunningham in San Fernando Valley

LoveWedding of Interest

2009 WWE star John Cena (32) weds Elizabeth Huberdeau in Boston, Massachusetts

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena

LoveWedding of Interest

2009 Actor and film director Robert Redford (71) weds artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) at the luxurious Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany

  • 2010 Former "Las Vegas" actress Vanessa Marcil (42) weds "CSI: NY" actor Corey Feldman (39) in New York City
  • 2015 Actress Jennie Garth (43) weds actor David Abrams in Los Olivos, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1936 James Murray, American actor (The Crowd, The Shakedown), drowns at 35
  • 1948 King Baggot, American actor and director (Tumbleweeds), dies at 68
  • 1965 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), dies at 75
  • 1973 Isabel Randolph, actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 83
  • 1973 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day), dies from lung cancer at 63
  • 1980 Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57
  • 1988 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), dies at 84

Person of interestLaurence Olivier

1989 Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82

  • 1990 Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift), dies at 67
  • 1991 James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1994 Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1994 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, dies after a suicide attempt at 23
  • 2005 Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
  • 2006 Barnard Hughes, American actor (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends), dies at 90