Video: Americans land at Guadalcanal (at 2:43)
(Friday, August 7, 1942, 8:00 a.m. local time, Guadalcanal Campaign, part of the Solomon Islands campaign, part of the Pacific Theater of World War II) — U.S. Marines initiated the first major offensive of the war today with landings on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida in the southern Solomon Islands in the Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo.
Video: 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)' trailer
(Sunday, August 6, 1972) — Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask), a comedy film consisting of a series of short sequences loosely inspired by Dr. David Reuben’s book of the same name, opened today in New York.
Directed by Woody Allen, the film stars Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, John Carradine, Tony Randall, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder, Jack Barry, Erin Fleming, Lynn Redgrave, Regis Philbin and Heather MacRae.
Video: 'Towards Independence - Part 3' (Aug. 6, 1962, at 6:07)
(Monday, August 6, 1962) — Jamaica gained independence today from the United Kingdom, remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Video: 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' clip
(Saturday, August 6, 1932) — The first Venice Film Festival opened today with a screening of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring Fredric March.