Events in Film & TV on July 4

  • 1954 WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins
  • 1961 Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark
  • 1962 KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast

Radio Premiere

1970 Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

Film & TV History

1973 Alan Ayckbourn's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London

Film & TV History

1989 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide

  • 1991 24th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Pan Pacific Hotel
  • 1996 29th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 2014 Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors