Events in Film & TV on August 30

  • 1949 WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 American medical drama series "Dr. Kildare", starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, ends a five season run on NBC-TV
  • 1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

1976 Tom Brokaw starts as news anchor of NBC's "The Today Show"

  • 1983 Elizabeth R. Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17 of NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
  • 1983 Philadelphia TV station WKBS-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting after surrendering its license to the FCC, the first do so in at least 10 years. Parent company Field Enterprises Inc. was unable to find a buyer. [1]
  • 1986 43rd Venice Film Festival: "Le rayon vert" directed by Eric Rohmer wins Golden Lion

Television Debut

1993 "Late Show with David Letterman" debuts on CBS, from the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC; Bill Murray is his first guest, Billy Joel performs

  • 1995 52nd Venice Film Festival: "Cyclo" directed by Anh Hung Tran wins Golden Lion
  • 2000 57th Venice Film Festival: "Dayereh" directed by Jafar Panahi wins Golden Lion
  • 2006 63rd Venice Film Festival: "Still Life" directed by Jia Zhangke wins Golden Lion

Film Premiere

2008 "Slumdog Millionaire" based on the novel "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2009)

Film Premiere

2013 "12 Years a Slave" based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2014)

Film Premiere

2018 Film "Roma" directed and written by Alfonso Cuarón, (Best Director 2019 Academy Awards) starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Film Premiere

2018 Film "The Favourite" directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Olivia Coleman (Best Actress Academy Awards 2019), Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone premieres at the Venice Film Festival