Events in Film & TV on August 12

1stHistoric 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", the only silent film 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