Events in Film & TV on July 12

  • 1928 1st televised tennis match
  • 1953 KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
  • 1960 XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1976 1st "Family Feud" game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson

Music Premiere

1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film, starring Patti Lupone and Daniel Benzali, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London

  • 1993 Talk radio host Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)

Film Premiere

2002 Hindi film "Devdas" premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit (Best Film Filmfare Awards)

  • 2012 45th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film Premiere

2018 "Mission: Impossible - Fallout", directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris

Film & TV History

2018 Sandra Oh is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy award in a leading role for "Killing Eve"

  • 2022 Netflix's South Korean drama "Squid Game" is the first non-English series to be nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama [1]

Film & TV History

2022 Twitter sues Elon Musk after he pulls out of a deal to buy the social media site, accusing him of "trashing it" and "a model of bad faith" [1]