Events in Film & TV on August 2

  • 1953 KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting

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1967 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)

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1973 "American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
Richard Dreyfuss
  • 1982 Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network
  • 1990 23rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn

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1999 "The Sixth Sense", starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres