Events in Film & TV on July 26

  • 1896 Vitascope Hall, 1st permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans
  • 1938 1st radio broadcast of "Young Widder Brown" on NBC
  • 1948 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show
  • 1949 WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1978 11th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 1982 Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe
  • 1991 Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
  • 2007 40th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center