Events in Film & TV on August 6

  • 1926 Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY)
  • 1926 "Don Juan" starring John Barrymore is released, the 1st feature-length film to utilize the Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system with a synchronized musical score and sound effects
  • 1932 1st Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1939 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio
  • 1954 WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena
  • 1971 3rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Muir College, University of California
  • 1987 20th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1996 George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

  • 2015 Comedian Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show" for the last time