Events in Film & TV on July 21

Film Premiere

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

  • 1948 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Film Release

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

  • 1976 9th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

Film Premiere

1978 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film starring The Bee Gees, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC

Music Concert

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

  • 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", late-night talk and satirical news program 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 Premiere

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

  • 2018 Re-boot of TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" announced with creator Joss Whedon as executive producer

Film & TV History

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