On This Day

Events in Film & TV on July 29

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928 Test footage first created for Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" with Mickey Mouse

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • 1983 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1988 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
  • 1992 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
  • 1993 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack