Events in Film & TV on August 19

  • 1948 9th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)
  • 1969 Film adaptation of Arlo Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant", directed by Arthur Penn, and starring Guthrie premieres
  • 1970 31st Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1978 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran
  • 1980 Willy Russell's play "Educating Rita" premieres in London starring Julie Walters
  • 1991 Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
  • 1993 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel

Film & TV History

2018 Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth"