Events in Film & TV on July 16

Theatrical Finale

1938 John Murray and Allen Boretz's stage comedy "Room Service", starring Sam Levene, Eddie Albert, and Phillip Loeb, closes at the Cort Theatre, NYC, after 500 performances

  • 1953 KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, Minnesota (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • 1977 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • 1990 Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
  • 1990 Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV

Film Premiere

2001 "Jurassic Park III", starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, premieres in the US

Film & TV History

2004 Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators

Film Premiere

2012 "The Dark Knight Rises", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, premieres in New York

  • 2017 BBC announces first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker

Film Premiere

2018 Musical film sequel "Mamma Mia! - Here We Go Again" premieres at Hammersmith-Apollo, London; worldwide box office receipts total over $400 million