On This Day in Film & TV for July 4

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins
  • 1961 Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark

Weddings in Film & TV


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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1952 Walter Long, American actor (Moby-Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol), dies at 73
  • 1957 Gregory Lafayette, American actor, dies at 19 from injuries sustained in a car crash that killed his wife, actress Judy Tyler (24), the day earlier
  • 1961 William Franklin "Frank" Smith, American actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 1962 Rex Bell [George Francis Beldam], American cowboy actor (Cowboys & Injuns) and 21st Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, dies from a heart attack at 58
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