Highlights in Fandom History – August

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – August

Today, I will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history during the month of August for the following fandoms:



On August 22, 1888: The “adding machine“, the precursor to the modern calculator, was patented by William Burroughs.


On August 24, 1995: Microsoft Windows 95 was released.

Movies and Animated Features:


On August 1, 1973: “American Graffiti” directed by George Lucas opened in theaters.


On August 15, 1939: Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood. Check out the video the Origins of Oz from the Smithsonian Channel.

On August 9, 1930: Betty Boop is introduced in the animated short, Dizzy Dishes. For more information check out this LA Times Article!



On August 13, 1945: The animated feature film, Bambi, opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Star Wars:

On August 15, 2008: The CGI animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuted as a full length feature film and introduced Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, Ahsoka Tano.

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About Patty Hammond

I am a self proclaimed fangirl who is disguised as a mild mannered data analyst for a consulting firm. You can find me on Twitter as @pattybones2 or @Everyday_Fangrl

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