On This Day

Events in Film & TV on July 21

Film release premierFilm Premier

1943 "Stormy Weather", directed by Andrew L. Stone, starring Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and Fats Waller singing "Ain't Misbehavin'" premieres in the US

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • 1948 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

1952 "The Quiet Man" film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara is released in the UK

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 1976 9th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 1978 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC

Music concertMusic Concert

1983 Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 1986 Bárbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
  • 1987 Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
  • 1996 "The Daily Show" hosted by Craig Kilborn premieres on Comedy Central in the US
  • 2011 44th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film release premierFilm Premier

2014 "Guardians of the Galaxy", directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premieres in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Actress Zoe Saldana
Actress
Zoe Saldana
Actor, producer and screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, producer and screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt
  • 2018 Re-boot of TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" announced with creator Joss Whedon as executive producer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Marvel announces 10 new superhero films at Comic Con including Blade with Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman as a female Thor and first Asian American super hero film Shang-Chi