Events in Film & TV on August 22

  • 1932 BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts

Music History

1945 Noël Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London

  • 1954 15th Venice Film Festival: "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Renato Castellani wins Golden Lion
  • 1954 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 The Beatles last official group photo session, at John & Yoko's home 'Tittenhurst Park', near Ascot

Film Release

1986 "Stand By Me" film based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell is released

  • 1988 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)

Film & TV History

2018 Forbes say George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever ($239m), due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m)