On This Day

Events in Film & TV on August 4

  • 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
  • 1997 "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV

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

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Supermodel
Elle MacPherson

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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

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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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.

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