On This Day in Film & TV for August 8

Events in Film & TV

  • 1938 6th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1939 7th Venice Film Festival opens with a United States boycott due to Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italian regime
  • 1956 WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins
  • 1964 N. Richard Nash, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' musical "110 in the Shade", based on Nash's drama "The Rainmaker", closes at Broadhurst Theater, NYC after, 330 performances
  • 1991 Actor Gary Oldman is arrested for drunk driving
  • 2006 Actor Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight boxing contender Chuck Wepner settle lawsuit out of court for an undisclosed sum; Wepner claims he was the inspiration for the "Rocky" movies
  • 2013 Hindi film "Chennai Express" premieres directed by Rohit Shetty, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Fastest Bollywood film to earn $1 billion.
  • 2017 The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1992 Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas
  • 1993 California state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds American actress Barbara Williams (40); divorce in 2016
  • 1995 "Veronica's Closet" actress Kathy Najimy (38) weds actor Dan Finnerty (25)

Divorces in Film & TV


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