On This Day

Events in Film & TV on July 15

  • 1949 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 "One Life to Live", American soap opera, premieres on TV
  • 1974 TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck shoots herself live on WXLT-TV, Florida, first person to commit suicide in a live broadcast

Film release premierFilm Premier

1983 Film version of "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, and Angela Lansbury premieres in US

Actress Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
Actor Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
  • 1985 Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Boy George

Film release premierFilm Release

1988 "Die Hard" directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US

  • 1996 MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
  • 1997 Jerold Mackenzie awarded $26.6M (later reduced to $625,000) for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker

Film release premierFilm Premier

2005 "Wedding Crashers", starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres

Film release premierFilm Release

2009 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide

Actor Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint
Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2016 "Stranger Things" debuts on Netflix created by the Duffer Brothers, starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown