Events in Film & TV on July 29

  • 1936 RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)

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1954 Publication of "Fellowship of the Ring" 1st volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien published by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1956 WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • 1983 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1992 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
  • 1993 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack