On This Day

Events in Film & TV on July 2

  • 1928 The Jenkins Television Corporation (owned by Charles Jenkins) goes on air with W3XK, the first television broadcasting station in the USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1949 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1951 "Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio
  • 1955 "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC

Film release premierFilm Premier

1958 Musical drama Film "King Creole" starring Elvis Presley based on a novel by Harold Robbins premieres

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
Writer Harold Robbins
Writer
Harold Robbins
  • 1980 Comedy film "Airplane!" written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7.5 carat diamond ring

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Actress and Model Marla Maples
Actress and Model
Marla Maples

Music concertLive 8 Concert

2005 Live 8 concert at Hyde Park, London, England; performers include Paul McCartney, U2, Coldplay, Elton John, Sting, Madonna, The Who, Pink Floyd, and R.E.M.

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Music concertLive 8 Concert

2005 Live 8 concert at Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy; performers include Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, and Zucchero

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • 2017 US President Donald Trump tweets edited wrestling video of himself attacking news network 'CNN'