Events in Film & TV on July 31

  • 1912 US government prohibits movies & photos of prize fights (censorship)
  • 1955 KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1960 KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1969 KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
  • 1974 6th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 1984 Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
  • 1986 19th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego