Events in Film & TV on July 30

  • 1930 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
  • 1948 Professional wrestling premieres on US prime-time TV (DuMont Network)
  • 1953 Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance

Music History

1969 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

  • 1969 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 7th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

Olympic Gold

1976 Future TV personality ('Keeping Up with the Kardashians') and transgender figure, Bruce Jenner (now Caitlin Jenner) sets WR 8,618 points to win decathlon gold at Montreal Olympics

Music History

1977 "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb reaches number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

  • 1980 13th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • 1984 Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1991 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993

Film Release

2004 "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released

  • 2006 World's longest running music show "Top of the Pops" is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show aired for 42 years.
  • 2017 Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones

Film & TV History

2022 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for mandatory evacuation of civilians from eastern Donetsk region amid fierce fighting [1]