Events in Film & TV on July 24

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1952 "High Noon", American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released

  • 1953 KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 500,000th Dutch TV set registered
  • 1971 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1974 "Death Wish", based on the novel by Brian Garfield, directed by Michael Winner and starring Charles Bronson is released in the US

  • 1978 Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe

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1998 "Saving Private Ryan", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns and Matt Damon, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1999)

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2002 On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas' ('The Three Musketeers') ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony

  • 2008 41st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 2014 47th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center