Events in Film & TV on August 8

  • 1938 6th Venice Film Festival opens

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1939 7th Venice Film Festival opens with a United States boycott due to Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italian regime

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1956 WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins
  • 1991 Actor Gary Oldman is arrested for drunk driving

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2006 Actor Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight boxing contender Chuck Wepner settle law suit out of court for an undisclosed sum; Wepner claims he was the inspiration for the "Rocky" movies

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 2017 The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix
  • 2018 Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars