On This Day

Events in Film & TV on July 17

  • 1954 Construction of Disneyland commences
  • 1955 Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.

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1959 "North by Northwest" directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint premieres in Los Angeles

  • 1965 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
  • 1968 The Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
  • 1986 Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time

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1994 Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1997 30th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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1998 "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Martin Campbell, starring Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins is released

  • 2003 36th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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2015 Marvel's "Ant-Man", starring Paul Rudd as the titular character, is released

Actor Paul Rudd
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Paul Rudd
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee
  • 2017 The Muppets Studio in firing the voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, blame his “unacceptable business conduct”
  • 2019 Streaming service Netflix reaches 150 million subscribers worldwide, but with slower growth than forecast