On This Day

August 1933 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 23 First televised boxing match — 6-round exhibition at Broadcasting House in London between middleweights Archie Sexton and Lauri Raiteri; aired by BBC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 1 Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-American voice actor and comedian, born in Venezuela
  • Aug 5 Joan Weldon, American actress (So This is Love, Them), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 9 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author, born in Nogisaka, Tokyo
  • Aug 13 Madhur Jaffrey, Indian cookbook writer and actress (Shakespeare Wallah), born in Delhi, British India
  • Aug 15 Lori Nelson, American actress (Greta-How to Marry a Millionaire), Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Aug 16 Julie Newmar, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 17 Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], American actor (Route 66, Shenandoah), born in El Monte, California (d. 1993)

Person of interestRoman Polanski

Aug 18 Roman Polanski, Polish-French film director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates), born in Paris, France

Film Director Roman Polanski
Film Director
Roman Polanski
  • Aug 19 Debra Paget [Debralee Griffin], American actress (Love Me Tender), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 21 Barry Norman, British film critic (Film Greats), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Aug 22 Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (Jessica, Hercules), born in Split, Dalmatia, Yugoslavia (d. 1994)
  • Aug 25 Tom Skerritt, actor (Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 29 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2009)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Actress Hedy Lamarr (19) weds Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik chairman Friedrich Mandl (33)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • Aug 28 Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)