Events in Film & TV on August 4

#1 in the Charts

1958 The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the 1st time, with "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson at #1

  • 1968 WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting
  • 1983 16th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • 1987 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
  • 1988 21st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • 1994 27th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hyatt Regency

Film & TV History

1994 Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race

  • 1997 "The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show" premieres on Fox TV

Film & TV History

1997 William Ryan Holt and Michael Mischler are arrested for breaking into Elle MacPherson’s Los Angeles home

Film & TV History

2010 California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger

  • 2015 Muppets Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog announce the end to their relationship on Twitter

Film & TV History

2015 Robert Downey Jr. named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes Magazine (earning $80 mil). 4 non-Hollywood actors make the top 10.

Film & TV History

2022 Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $4.1 million in compensatory damages to parents of child killed in Sandy Hook massacre after Jones claimed it was a hoax [1]