On This Day in Film & TV for August 21

Events in Film & TV

  • 1942 Walt Disney's animated movie "Bambi", based on the book by Felix Salten, is released
  • 1956 WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 33rd Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1979 Russian Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC; joins the American Ballet Theatre, and works as a film actor
  • 1987 "Dirty Dancing" film directed by Emile Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey opens in the US
  • 1996 Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
  • 1996 Revival of Eugene O'Neill's' drama "Hughie", directed by Al Pacino, and starring Pacino and Paul Benedict, opens at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances
  • 2019 The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] named highest paid actor for a second year in a row, earning $89.4m
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1956 Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico
  • 2010 Actor and director Stephen Moyer (41) weds actress Anna Paquin (28) at a private estate in Malibu

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1977 Danny Lockin, American actor and dancer (Hello Dolly), dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • 1977 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87
  • 1981 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), dies from a stroke at 70
  • 1988 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, dies at 75
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