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