Events in Film & TV on July 13


1923 The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland" but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949

Music History

1939 Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut, with The Harry James Orchestra, singing "From the Bottom of My Heart" and "Melancholy Mood"

  • 1956 WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music History

1978 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"

Music History

1987 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

Music Concert

1988 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Murder of Interest

1994 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing

  • 2005 TV police procedural "The Closer" debuts on TNT starring Kyra Sedgwick

Film Premiere

2017 "Dunkirk" film directed by Christopher Nolan with ensemble cast including Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy premieres in London, England

Film & TV History

2018 Actress Scarlett Johansson withdraws from a transgender film role after criticism of her casting