Events in Film & TV on July 23

#1 in the Charts

1966 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" hits #1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)

Film & TV History

1975 Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" premieres in London

  • 1981 14th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 1984 Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984

Famous Photo

1984 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns after Penthouse publishes unauthorized nude photos of her

  • 1989 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)

Music Concert

1989 Ringo Starr's first All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemons, Dr. John, Billy Preston, and Jim Keltner

Music History

1994 American dancer, actor, and director Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke

  • 2009 42nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film & TV History

2015 Supreme Court rejects Bill Cosby's petition against a civil case of his alleged sexual assault of 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974

9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2019 US Senate passes bill championed by comedian Jon Stewart to ensure 9/11 first responders fund never runs out of money