Events in Film & TV on July 17

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

Film Release

1956 MGM releases film "High Society", a musical re-working of "The Philadelphia Story" set in Newport, Rhode Island; starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, with songs by Cole Porter

Film Premiere

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

Daytime Emmy Awards

1986 Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time

  • 1997 30th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film Release

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

Film Release

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

  • 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
  • 2021 73rd Cannes Film Festival: Titane wins Palme d'Or, its director Frenchwoman Julie Ducournau only 2nd woman to win