Events in Film & TV on August 22

  • 1932 BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
  • 1954 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 15th Venice Film Festival: "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Renato Castellani wins Golden Lion
  • 1969 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor River Phoenix
River Phoenix
Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 1988 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Actor George Clooney
George Clooney
Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock