1908 The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.
1938 BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)
1951 "A Place in the Sun", film adptation of Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy", directed by George Stevens, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters premieres in Los Angeles, California; wins 6 Academy Awards, including Best Director, 1952
1953 KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins