Events in Film & TV on July 30

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

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

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Pianist Liberace
  • 1969 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 7th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

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

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 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

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

Actor Kal Penn
Kal Penn
  • 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.
  • 2008 "Slumdog Millionaire" based on the novel "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2009)
  • 2017 Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones