Historical Facts

8 Aug 1986

todayAugust 8, 2022

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Spike Lee’s first feature, “She’s Gotta Have It,” premieres
On August 8, 1986, actor, writer and director Spike Lee’s first feature-length movie, She’s Gotta Have It, opens in theaters around the United States. Made on a shoestring budget, She’s Gotta Have It was a comedy about a young African American woman in Brooklyn, New York, and her three suitors. The movie launched Lee’s career.

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7 Aug 1944

Volkswagen halts production during World War II On August 7, 1944, under the threat of Allied bombing during World War II, the German car manufacturer Volkswagen halts production of the “Beetle,” as its small, insect-shaped automobile was dubbed in the international press.

todayAugust 7, 2022

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