Events in Film & TV on August 12

InventionHistoric Invention

1877 Thomas Edison completes 1st model for the phonograph, a device that recorded sound onto tinfoil cylinders

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

Film release premierFilm Release

1927 "Wings", one of only two silent films - the other being The Artist in 2011 - to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929)

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • 1955 WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1988 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released

Music releaseMusic Recording

1999 Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira