On This Day

Events in Film & Television in July 1948

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Jul 20 Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champion

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • Jul 21 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 26 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show
  • Jul 30 Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)