On This Day in Film & TV for July 14

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
  • 1968 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1969 "Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released

  • 1969 WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1987 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1992 Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery
  • 2005 38th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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2008 "The Dark Knight" directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, premieres in New York


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880 Donald Meek, Scottish actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1946)
  • 1891 Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), born in London, England
  • 1893 Spencer Williams, American director, writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show), born in Vidalia, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Ivan Triesault [Johann Constantin Treisalt], Russian actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute), born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1901 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1902 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (The Grapes of Wrath, Curiosity Kills), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • 1903 Ken Murray, American comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907 Annabella [Suzanne G Charpentier], French actress (Dinner at Ritz), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Douglas Edwards, Alda Oklahoma, newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI)

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1918 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2007)

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Ingmar Bergman
  • 1919 Lino Ventura, Parma Italy, actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--)
  • 1923 Dale Robertson, Harrah Ok, actor (Death Valley Days, Walter-Dynasty)
  • 1926 Harry Dean Stanton, West Irvine KY, actor (Alien, Cool Hand Luke)
  • 1927 John William Chancellor, news anchor (NBC, VOA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1928 Nancy Olson, actress (Absent-Minded Professor, Pollyanna), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1928 Pierre Olaf, Cauderan France, actor (Kraft Music Hall)
  • 1930 Polly Bergen, actress (Rhoda-Winds of War, Baby Talk), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1931 Robert Stephens, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust)
  • 1932 Roosevelt Grier, Cuthbert Ga, NFLer (NY Giants)/actor (Movin' On)
  • 1939 Sid Haig, American actor
  • 1943 Lynn Loring, American actress (Patty-Fair Exchange, Barbara-FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 John Wood, Australian actor
  • 1947 Nick Benedict, actor (Pistol-Birth of a Legend), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Eric Laneuville, actor (Larry-Room 222, St Elsewhere), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1952 Jerry Houser, actor (Slapshot, Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 Stan Shaw, actor (Mississippi, Roots Next Generation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], Portsmouth, Virginia, American model/singer (Nov 1974 Playmate of the Month)
  • 1956 Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor
  • 1958 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • 1961 Jackie Earle Haley, Northridge California, actor (Breaking Away)
  • 1966 Matthew Fox, American actor (Party of 5, Lost), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
  • 1970 Missy Gold, actress (Katie-Benson), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1971 Mark LoMonaco, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Joey Styles, American wrestling commentator
  • 1972 Deborah Mailman, Australian actress
  • 1973 Candela Peña, Spanish actress
  • 1974 David Mitchell, English comedian and actor
  • 1976 Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film director and screenwriter
  • 1981 Lee Mead, English actor
  • 1983 Wesley Dening, Australian TV personality
  • 1989 Sean Flynn-Amir, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1994 Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) at St. Stephen Walbrook Church in London
  • 2007 Actor Jerry O'Connell (33) weds Xmen's "Mystique" Rebecca Romijn (34) at Calabasas, California
  • 2007 Former "Full House" actress Jodie Sweetin (25) weds set designer Cody Herpin (30) at Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1987 Actor Michael Biehn (30) divorces actress Carlene Olson (32) after 7 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1942 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Neth/French/Belgian painter's model, dies
  • 1943 Johannes F "Frits" Bakker Sr, actor, dies at 74
  • 1954 Jackie Saunders, American silent screen actress (b. 1892)
  • 1970 Preston S Foster, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
  • 1979 George De Witt, TV host (Name that Tune), dies at 56
  • 1984 Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • 1990 Dallas Alinder, American actor, dies at 58
  • 1993 Robert Strong, American actor, dies at 87
  • 2000 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Henki Kolstad, Norwegian actor (b. 1915)
  • 2009 Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)