On This Day in Film & TV for August 20

Events in Film & TV

  • 1930 Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)
  • 1950 11th Venice Film Festival: "Justice est faite" ("Justice is Done") directed by Andre Cayatte wins the Golden Lion
  • 1951 12th Venice Film Festival: "Rashomon" directed by Akira Kurosawa wins the Golden Lion
  • 1952 13th Venice Film Festival: "Genghis Khan" directed by Manuel Conde wins the Golden Lion
  • 1953 14th Venice Film Festival opens. No Golden Lion awarded
  • 1961 22nd Venice Film Festival: "Last Year at Marienbad" directed by Alain Resnais wins Golden Lion
  • 1997 Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
  • 2013 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1939 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (21) weds actor Brian Aherne (37); divorce in 1945
  • 1992 British "Police" singer Sting (41) weds British actress Trudie Styler (38) at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire, England
  • 1999 DJ and music producer Fatboy Slim (36) marries TV presenter ZoĆ« Ball (separated 2016)

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