Events in Film & TV on July 3

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1928 John Logie Baird demonstrates the first colour television transmission in London

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird

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1937 Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O'Brien as a club officer, opens for racing

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

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1944 "Double Indemnity" film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck is released in Baltimore, Maryland

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 1958 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

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1985 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1985 Tinker Bell's first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

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1985 "Back to the Future" directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released

  • 1989 Movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)