Events in Film & Television in August 1996

  • Aug 1 M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Aug 1 George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

  • Aug 21 Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Aug 26 "7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

Actress Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel
  • Aug 28 53rd Venice Film Festival: "Michael Collins" directed by Neil Jordan wins Golden Lion