Events in Film & TV on August 29

  • 1952 New York premiere of history-based film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
  • 1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Theatrical Finale

1964 James Baldwin's stage drama "Blues for Mister Charlie", directed by Burgess Meredith, closes at the ANTA Playhouse, NYC, after 148 performances

  • 1967 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people
  • 1969 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1987 44th Venice Film Festival: "Au revoir les enfants" ("Goodbye, Children") directed by Louis Malle wins Golden Lion
  • 1988 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion
  • 1992 Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London
  • 1997 Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business
  • 2001 58th Venice Film Festival: "Monsoon Wedding" directed by Mira Nair wins Golden Lion

Venice Film Festival

2007 64th Venice Film Festival: "Lust, Caution" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion

Emmy Awards

2010 62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

  • 2012 69th Venice Film Festival: "Pieta" directed by Kim Ki-duk wins Golden Lion