Events in Film & TV on August 1

  • 1927 Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards
  • 1934 2nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1953 KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WILL TV channel 12 in Urbana-Champaign, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 2nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • 1971 CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
  • 1979 12th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • 1981 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
  • 1985 18th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Actress Hedy Lamarr, aged 77 is arrested for shoplifting in Florida

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 1992 NBC's "Saturday Today" premieres
  • 1993 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • 1995 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
  • 1996 M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched
  • 2002 35th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center