Events in Film & TV on August 27

  • 1950 1st transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe shown on BBC

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1953 "Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released

  • 1964 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion
  • 1965 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)

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1984 US President Ronald Reagan announces 'Teacher in Space' project

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan
  • 1986 38th Emmy Awards presentation - Golden Girls and Cagney & Lacey dominate
  • 1990 WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude
  • 1997 54th Venice Film Festival: "Hana-bi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins Golden Lion

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2001 Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva

  • 2002 59th Venice Film Festival: "The Magdalene Sisters" directed by Peter Mullan wins Golden Lion
  • 2003 60th Venice Film Festival: "The Return" directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev wins Golden Lion

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2006 58th Emmy Awards: 24, The Office, Kiefer Sutherland & Mariska Hargitay win

  • 2008 65th Venice Film Festival: "The Wrestler" directed by Darren Aronofsky wins Golden Lion

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2013 "Gravity", directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney premieres at the Venice Film Festival

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2013 Dove Cameron releases a cover of "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons

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Dove Cameron

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2014 "Birdman" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture 2015)

  • 2014 71st Venice Film Festival: "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" directed by Roy Andersson wins Golden Lion