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
  • 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
  • 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)