Events in Film & TV on August 3

  • 1940 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers ultimatum to workers: 'if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated'

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1989 22nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • 1992 Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot

Film release premierFilm Premier

1992 "Unforgiven" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1993)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actor Morgan Freeman
Actor
Morgan Freeman
Actor Gene Hackman
Actor
Gene Hackman
  • 1995 CNN en Espanol premieres

Music concertMusic Concert

1997 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Film release premierFilm Release

2001 The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released

Actress Anne Hathaway
Actress
Anne Hathaway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008 Morgan Freeman is injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, when his car flipped over several times on the highway