Events in Film & TV on August 26

Film & TV History

1907 Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater in 57 seconds, at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, California

Film Premiere

1951 Film "An American In Paris" with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Academy Awards Best Picture, 1952)

  • 1955 "Pather Panchali", Indian film directed by Satyajit Ray, starring Subir Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee and Karuna Banerjee, is released
  • 1955 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
  • 1956 KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 28th Venice Film Festival: "Belle de Jour" directed by Luis Bunuel wins Golden Lion
  • 1985 42nd Venice Film Festival: "Sans toit ni loi (Vagabond)" directed by Agnes Varda wins the Golden Lion

Television Debut

1996 "7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

Music Concert

2007 The Rolling Stones close their two-year, 147 concert "A Bigger Bang" tour at O2 Arena in London, England; box office gross of tour exceeds $558M, a record at the time

Sports History

2018 Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England

Film & TV History

2018 Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'

  • 2018 Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine