On This Day

August 1934 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 2nd Venice Film Festival opens

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Aug 16 John Standing, British actor (Edward-Lime Street), born in London, England
  • Aug 16 Ketty Lester [Revoyda Frierson], American singer/actress (Love Letters), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • Aug 16 Pierre Richard, French actor and director (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe), born in Valenciennes, Nord, France
  • Aug 20 Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen (1st Miss Universe, 1952), born in Muhos, Finland
  • Aug 22 Diana Sands, American actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 22 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC), born in London (d. 2008)
  • Aug 24 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2016)
  • Aug 25 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • Aug 30 Eric Schneider, Dutch actor (Drop Out, Family, Flanagan), born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Aug 31 Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor