Events in Film & TV on August 16

  • 1930 The first color sound cartoon "Fiddlesticks" by Ub Iwerks (ex Walt Disney studio) is released
  • 1953 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins

Music History

1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer, first official concert two days later

  • 1965 American Football League's 9th franchise is officially awarded to Joe Robbie and television star Danny Thomas; Miami Dolphins start play in AFL's Eastern Division in 1966
  • 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

Music History

1975 Singer Peter Gabriel announces his departure from the rock group Genesis

Television Premiere

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

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

Hurricane Katrina

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

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

2018 Scarlett Johansson is the world's best-paid actress of the year earning $40.5 million according to Forbes

  • 2021 First Marvel film with an Asian superhero "Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings" starring Simu Liu premieres in Los Angeles