On This Day

Events in Film & Television in July 1978

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Jul 10 World News Tonight premieres on ABC with Max Robinson the first black anchor on a network newscast in the US

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
  • Jul 21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC
  • Jul 24 Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe
  • Jul 26 11th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel