On This Day

Events in Film & TV on August 14

  • 1908 The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.
  • 1938 BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)

Film release premierFilm Release

1951 "A Place in the Sun", directed by George Stevens, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1952)

  • 1953 KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1965 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Celebrity hairdresser Vidal Sassoon cuts actress Mia Farrow's hair into the famous pixie cut, costing $5,000. In reality, just a publicity stunt, Farrow had previously cut her own hair.

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • 1978 French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)