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)

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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
  • 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%)