Events in Film & TV on August 21

  • 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

Music History

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

Film & TV History

2019 The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] named highest paid actor for a second year in a row, earning $89.4m

  • 2020 American actress Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in prison along with her husband for her role in US college admissions bribery scandal

Music Single

2020 Korean pop group BTS releases single "Dynamite,"; becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube