On This Day

Events in Film & TV on August 23

  • 1919 "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune

Film release premierFilm Premier

1938 "You Can’t Take It With You" from the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur premieres. Best Picture (1939)

Actor James Stewart
James Stewart
Playwright Moss Hart
Moss Hart
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

Film release premierFilm Premier

1946 "The Big Sleep" directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart (Philip Marlowe) and Lauren Bacall first premieres

  • 1947 8th Venice Film Festival opens (first since the start of World War II)
  • 1953 KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1959 20th Venice Film Festival: "The Great War" directed by Mario Monicelli and "General della Rovere" directed by Roberto Rossellini jointly awarded Golden Lion

Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini
  • 1962 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
  • 1969 30th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1971 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1972 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but not unanimous: 1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 1995 Actor Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant