On This Day in Film & TV for August 6

Events in Film & TV

  • 1926 "Don Juan" starring John Barrymore is released by Warner Bros, the 1st feature-length film to utilize the Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system with a synchronized musical score and sound effects
  • 1932 1st Venice Film Festival opens, the world's oldest film festival
  • 1939 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio
  • 1940 German occupiers in Belgium impose censorship rules on film making and exhibition
  • 1954 WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American national broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena
  • 1960 Chubby Checker performs his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show", starting a worldwide dance craze
  • 1965 Beatles release their 5th UK album - "Help!", from the film soundtrack
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1983 Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France
  • 2005 Legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (75) weds Lady Victoria White (42) at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas

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