Events in Film & TV on July 14

  • 1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
  • 1968 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film Release

1969 "Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released

  • 1969 WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

Film Premiere

1982 Musical film adaptation of "Pink Floyd - The Wall", directed by Alan Parker, starring Bob Geldof, and written by Roger Waters, premieres at the Empire, Leicester Square, in London,

  • 1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
  • 1987 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Film Release

1989 Film "When Harry Met Sally" is released starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron

  • 1992 Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery
  • 2005 38th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film Premiere

2008 "The Dark Knight" directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, premieres in New York