Events in Film & TV on August 28

Film release premierFilm Premier

1946 Film noir "The Killers" premieres, directed by Robert Siodmak, starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, based on a story by Ernest Hemingway

  • 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)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1988 40th Emmy Awards: Thirtysomething, The 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