Events in Film & TV on July 3

Film & TV History

1845 Pioneering French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin opens his magic theatre in Paris

Film & TV History

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

Music History

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

Film Release

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

Television Premiere

1958 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

Film Release

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 1985 Tinker Bell's first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
  • 1989 Movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)