Events in Film & TV on July 1

  • 1941 1st commercial TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
  • 1941 WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1941 WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins
  • 1954 WDBO (now WCPX) TV channel 6 in Orlando, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1956 Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1957 WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1958 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • 1959 WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1965 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1967 1st British colour TV broadcast, on BBC 2
  • 1967 BBC starts its World Radio Club
  • 1982 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1991 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1992 Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming
  • 2009 Animated film "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeieris with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"