On This Day

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

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 US President Donald Trump calls the EU a "trade foe" in interview with CBS ahead of meeting with Russian President Putin

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1878 Donald Meek, Scottish-American actor (You Can't Take It with You, 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 (White Heat, Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 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)

Person of interestWilliam Hanna

1910 William Hanna, American animator (Hanna-Barbera, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), born in Melrose, New Mexico (d. 2001)

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1911 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens], English comedian and actor (I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1917 Arthur Leavins, English violinist, leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Douglas Edwards, American newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI), born in Alda, Oklahoma (1990)

Person of interestIngmar Bergman

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

Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1919 Angiolino "Lino" Ventura, Italian actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1923 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, musician, and singer (Lucky, Alien, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather Part II), born in West Irvine, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1927 John William Chancellor, news anchor (NBC, VOA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1928 Nancy Olson, American actress (Absent-Minded Professor, Pollyanna), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1928 Pierre Olaf [Trivier], French actor (Camelot, Don't Drink the Water, Kraft Music Hall), born in Caudéran, Bordeaux (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Sir Robert Stephens, British actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust, Chaplin, QB VII, Cleopatra), born in Bristol, England (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
  • 1939 Sid Haig [Sidney Mosesian], American actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Jason of Star Command), born in Fresno, California
  • 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
  • 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], American model, singer, and Playboy playmate (Nov 1974), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1956 Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor
  • 1958 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • 1961 Jackie Earle Haley, Northridge California, actor (Breaking Away)
  • 1964 Brett Ogle, Australian golfer, broadcaster (2 PGA Tour titles; Fox Sports), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 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, American 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 (Mitchell and Webb, Peep Show), born in Salisbury, England
  • 1976 Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film director and screenwriter
  • 1981 Lee Mead, English actor
  • 1983 Wesley Dening, Australian TV personality
  • 1985 Phoebe Waller-Bridge, English actress, writer and director (Fleabag), born in London, England
  • 1989 Sean Flynn-Amir, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1966 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot
  • 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 Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
  • 1975 Madan Mohan, Hindi Film's Melodious Music director (b. 1924)
  • 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 Hugh Lloyd, British actor (Hugh and I, Punch & Judy Man), dies at 85
  • 2008 Henki Kolstad, Norwegian actor (b. 1915)
  • 2009 Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)