July in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations:

National Hot Dog Month

National Ice Cream Month

Shark Week

Canada Day (July 1)

International Free Hugs Day (July 1)

World UFO Day (July 2)

Stay Out of the Sun Day (July 3)

National Fried Chicken Day (July 6)

World Chocolate Day (July 7)

Beatles Day (July 10)

National Ice Cream Day (July 16)

Parents Day (July 23)

National Sleepy Head Day (July 27)

International Tiger Day (July 29)

Notable Events:

1865 – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland published


1940 – Debut of Bugs Bunny, in, A Wild Hare

1940 – First Appearance of Green Lantern

1947 – Flying Disc recovered near Roswell, New Mexico

1951 – Premiere of Disneys Animated Alice in Wonderland

1955 – The opening of Disneyland Anahiem, Calafornia

1960 – Publication of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

1962 – First appearance of Doctor Doom

1963 – First Appearance of Doctor Strange

1965 – Bob Dylan is booed off stage for using an electric guitar for the first time on stage

1966 – Premiere of Ultraman

1969 – Apollo 11 lands on the Moon

1971 – The passing of Jim Morrison

1980 – The Introduction of O Canada


1981 – Nintendo releases Donkey Kong; introducing Donkey Kong and Mario

1985 – Premiere of Back to the Future

1988 – The premiere of Shark Week

1990 – The release of Final Fantasy in North America

1994 – Premiere of Forrest Gump

2000 – Premiere of The X-Men


2001 – First Appearance of Doop

2008 – Premiere of The Dark Knight

2015 – Hillary Clinton becomes the first ever female nominee for President of the United States


4 Comments Add yours

  1. aaronpkahle says:

    Ah, Forrest Gump. One of my favorites. Interesting note: During that same July of 1994 that Forrest Gump was released, True Lies and The Mask were released in the following weeks. It was a HUGE July at the box office for movies. Love these Pop Culture History blogs by the way!

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Thanks. That is a huge month, and that was back when drive-ins were still a thing. I remember seeing Forrest Gump tucked into my moms mini-van, I don’t recall what the other feature was, but if it was The Mask, that was a good night.


  2. Zezee says:

    SHARK WEEK!!! 😀 I love shark week. I usually stay stuck on Nat Geo channel almost the entire week.

    Liked by 1 person

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