On This Day

Events in Film & TV on August 30

  • 1949 WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of NBC's "Today Show"
  • 1983 Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
  • 1983 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
  • 1986 43rd Venice Film Festival: "Le rayon vert" directed by Eric Rohmer wins Golden Lion
  • 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

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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 Director Danny Boyle
Film Director
Danny Boyle
  • 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)

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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

Actress Yalitza Aparicio
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Yalitza Aparicio
Film Director Alfonso Cuarón
Film Director
Alfonso Cuarón

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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

Actress Rachel Weisz
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Rachel Weisz
Actress Emma Stone
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Emma Stone