Events in Film & TV on August 16

  • 1930 The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
  • 1953 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • 1967 WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
  • 1973 5th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island

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1985 CBS' premiere of its TV adaptation of "Death of A Salesman", staring Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich

  • 1994 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA

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2016 "When the Levees Broke" documentary directed by Spike Lee, of effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, premieres at New Orleans Arena

Director Spike Lee
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Spike Lee

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2017 Emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes

Actress Emma Stone
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Emma Stone