Events in Film & Television in July 1959

  • Jul 1 WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 Ed Wood's "Plan 9 From Outer Space", called one of the worse films ever, premieres
  • Jul 6 WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 12 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 17 "North by Northwest" directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint premieres in Los Angeles

  • Jul 18 Los Angeles premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"