Events in Film & Television in August 1949

  • Aug 11 10th Venice Film Festival: "Manon" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Golden Lion (1st one)
  • Aug 15 WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 30 WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting