On This Day in Film & TV for August 29

Events in Film & TV

  • 1952 New York premiere of history-based film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
  • 1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people
  • 1969 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1987 44th Venice Film Festival: "Au revoir les enfants" ("Goodbye, Children") directed by Louis Malle wins Golden Lion
  • 1988 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion
  • 1992 Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London
  • 1997 Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1955 American "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds American trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33); divorce 1961
  • 1983 Canadian-American actor Dan Aykroyd (31) weds American actress Donna Dixon (26); separate in 2022
  • 1993 Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)

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