Events in Film & TV on August 6

  • August
  • 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, the world's oldest film festival
  • 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 national broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

1960 Chubby Checker performs his version of "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show" starting a worldwide dance craze
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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian and TV Host Jon Stewart
Comedian and TV Host
Jon Stewart
  • 2018 Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms