Events in Film & TV on August 19

  • 1948 9th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)
  • 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

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1984 Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1991 Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
  • 1993 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel