On This Day in Film & TV for July 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1937 Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O'Brien as a club officer, opens for racing
  • 1944 "Double Indemnity" film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck is released in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1958 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)
  • 1985 "Back to the Future" directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released
  • 1985 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover
  • 1985 Tinker Bell's first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1816 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, dies at 65
  • 1929 Dustin Farnum, American actor (Squaw Man, Virginian, The Flaming Frontier), dies at 55
  • 1957 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), dies in car crash with 2nd husband Gregory Lafayette (19) at 24
  • 1971 Renie Riano, British-American vaudeville and screen actress (Jiggs and Maggie films; The Family Jewels), dies after long illness at 71
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