Events in Film & TV on July 19

World Record

1922 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller first to break 1 minute barrier for 100m freestyle; swims 58.6s at Alameda, CA

  • 1937 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1940 Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films

Music History

1941 BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th symphony)

Film & TV History

1941 Tom and Jerry first appear under their own names in cartoon "The Midnight Snack" by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera

Music Premiere

1942 US première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in NYC by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini in a concert broadcast nationwide on NBC radio

  • 1953 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 1st in-flight movie shown on TWA
  • 1965 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • 1979 Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
  • 2001 34th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Television Debut

2007 TV drama "Mad Men" debuts starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones and Vincent Kartheiser on cable network AMC

Film Premiere

2011 "Captain America: The First Avenger", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, premieres in Los Angeles

Album Release

2013 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"

  • 2017 BBC publishes salaries of its top-earning journalists and presenters, two-thirds male, Chris Evans highest at over £2.2 million