On This Day

August 1932 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 6 1st Venice Film Festival opens, the world's oldest film festival
  • Aug 22 BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (Parineeta), born in Dadar, Mumbai, India (d. 1972)

Peter O'Toole

Aug 2 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Leeds (d. 2013)

  • Aug 6 Anneli Sauli [Savolainen], Finnish actress (Milkmaid), born in Pyhäjoki, Finland
  • Aug 7 Edward Hardwicke, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 14 Barry Frank, American television sports impresario (CBS, ABC and IMG), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Aug 20 Anthony Ainley, British actor (Doctor Who), born in Stanmore, Middlesex (d. 2004)
  • Aug 21 Melvin Van Peebles, American stage and screen actor, director (Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song; Sophisticated Gent), composer, and novelist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2021)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director Otto Preminger (26) weds Marion Mill

Bette Davis

Aug 18 Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 Rin Tin Tin, American Hollywood shepherd dog (Clash of the Wolves), dies at 13