On This Day in Film & TV for July 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1937 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1940 Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films

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1941 BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Beethoven's 5th symphony)

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1941 Tom and Jerry first appear under their own names in cartoon "The Midnight Snack" by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera

Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
  • 1953 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 1st in-flight movie shown on TWA
  • 1965 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • 1979 Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
  • 2001 34th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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2007 TV drama "Mad Men" debuts starring Jon Hamm, Elizabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser on cable network AMC

Actor Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
  • 2011 "Captain America: The First Avenger", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2017 BBC publishes salaries of its top-earning journalists and presenters, two-thirds male, Chris Evans highest at over £2.2 million

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1879 Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director (KNMI)
  • 1883 Max Fleischer, Austrian animator and film producer (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Isabel Jewell, American actress (Gone with the Wind), born in Shoshoni, Wyoming (d. 1972)
  • 1919 Patricia Medina, British actress (The Three Musketeers, High-Low), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle, American actor (Hang 'em High, Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2009)
  • 1925 Sue Thompson, [Eva Sue Mckee], pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • 1926 Helen Gallagher, actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934 Willem Nijholt, actor (De Nietsnut, Respect, Op Afbetaling)
  • 1935 Vasily Livanov, Russian and Soviet film actor
  • 1937 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Dennis Cole, actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 George Dzunda, Rosenheim Germany, actor (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order)
  • 1948 Beverly Archer, actress (Iola-Mama's Family), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1949 Ivar Kants, Australian actor
  • 1950 Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-Di-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice)
  • 1951 Abel Ferrara, American filmmake
  • 1956 Great [Yoshiaki] Yatsu, wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF)
  • 1956 Peter Barton, Valley Stream LI, actor (Powers of Matthew Star)
  • 1958 Robert Gibson, American professional wrestler
  • 1959 Terri Treas, KC Kansas, actress (Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
  • 1961 Suzi Schott, playmate (August, 1984), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1961 Campbell Scott, American actor/director/producer (Saint Ralph, Big Night), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director
  • 1961 Benoît Mariage, Belgian film director
  • 1962 Anthony Edwards, actor (It Takes Two, Dr Greene-ER), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1964 Alexandra Curtis, model/daughter of Christine Kaufmann
  • 1966 Nancy Walls, American actress
  • 1969 David Goldsmith, actor (Eric-Models Inc), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1972 Adriaan J Zoetmulder, author/director (Eindhovens Newspaper)
  • 1972 Andrew Kavovit, actor (Paul-As the World Turns)
  • 1972 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1973 Saïd Taghmaoui, French actor
  • 1974 Rey Bucanero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1976 R J Williams, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • 1976 Vinessa Shaw, American actress
  • 1976 Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor (12 Years a Slave, Sherlock), born in London, England
  • 1977 Tony Mamaluke, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Mark Webber, American actor
  • 1982 Jared Padalecki, American actor (Supernatural), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1984 Alessandra De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • 1990 Steven Anthony Lawrence, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1966 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1971 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds model Heather Taylor
  • 2003 "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini (33) weds actor/salsa musician Angelo Pagan (45) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (27) weds "Course of Nature" lead singer-guitarist Mark Wilkersonin (26) in Florence, Italy

  • 2014 Maroon 5 lead vocalist Adam Levine (35) weds Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo (25) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1938 Actor Burgess Meredith (30) divorces actress Margaret Perry (25) after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1945 George Barbier, American actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary), dies at 80
  • 1964 Carol Veazie, actress (Maude-Norby), dies at 69
  • 1965 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), dies from cancer at 62
  • 1974 Joseph "Joe" Flynn, American character actor (McHale's Navy, Batman), dies of a heart attack while swimming at 59
  • 1976 Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], American actor (She Demons, Tormented, The Spider), dies at 73
  • 1977 John R Powers, US director model bureau, dies at 80
  • 1982 John Harvey, stage and film actor (b. 1911)
  • 1984 Carol Eberts Veazie, actress (Maude Endles-Norby), dies at 89
  • 1984 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • 1989 Carl-Heinz Schroth, dir/actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
  • 1990 Eddie Quillan, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Julia, Hell Town), dies of cancer at 83
  • 1990 Herbert Nelson, actor (Guilding Light), dies of a stroke at 76
  • 1990 Johnny Wayne, comedian (Wayne & Shuster), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1995 Dorothy McHugh, actress (I Fallen & I Can't Get Up), dies at 87
  • 2006 Jack Warden [John Lebzelter Jr], American character actor (Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Brian's Song), dies of heart and kidney failure at 85
  • 2013 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2013 Poncie Ponse, American actor, dies from heart failure at 80
  • 2016 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), dies at 81