Events in Film & TV on July 9

Film & TV History

1956 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand

  • 1967 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 BBC-TV broadcasts "Farewell", folk-rock band The Seekers final performance, draws 10 million viewers

Film & TV History

1981 Nintendo release arcade game "Donkey Kong" created by Shigeru Miyamoto in Japan (July 31 in the US)

  • 1984 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe

Film & TV History

1992 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Film Release

1999 Coming of age film "American Pie" is released, directed by Paul Weitz, starring Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, and an ensemble cast

Film Premiere

2001 "The Office" mockumentary created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman premieres on BBC Two in the UK

Film & TV History

2015 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams