On This Day

Events in Film & Television in August 1997

  • Aug 4 "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 William Ryan Holt and Michael Mischler are arrested for breaking into Elle MacPherson’s Los Angeles home

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Supermodel
Elle MacPherson

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 7 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO, later releasing it as Garth: Live from Central Park

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Aug 9 "Just to See You Smile" single released by Tim McGraw (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)
  • Aug 20 Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 27 54th Venice Film Festival: "Hana-bi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business