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)

Person of interestPeter 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 Pyh√§joki, 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 actor and director (Sophisticated Gent), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Film & TV

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Deaths in Film & TV

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