Events in Film & TV on August 28

  • 1956 17th Venice Film Festival opens. No Golden Lion awarded
  • 1964 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
  • 1966 27th Venice Film Festival: "The Battle of Algiers" directed by Gillo Pontecorvo wins Golden Lion
  • 1980 37th Venice Film Festival: "Atlantic City" directed by Louis Malle and "Gloria" directed by John Cassavetes jointly awarded Golden Lion (first since 1968)

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1981 John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent in attempt to assassinate President Reagan

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1982 39th Venice Film Festival: "The State of Things" directed by Wim Wenders wins Golden Lion
  • 1986 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium

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1986 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1988 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win
  • 1996 53rd Venice Film Festival: "Michael Collins" directed by Neil Jordan wins Golden Lion
  • 2013 70th Venice Film Festival: "Sacro GRA" directed by Gianfranco Rosi wins Golden Lion
  • 2017 English actor Ed Skrein pulls out of role in movie “Hellboy” after whitewashing criticism
  • 2017 Matt Vogel makes his debut as the voice of Kermit the Frog in "Muppet Thought of the Week" video