On This Day

August 1940 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestMartin Sheen

Aug 3 Martin Sheen [Ramon Estevez], American actor (Badlands, The West Wing), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • Aug 6 Louise Sorel, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 7 Marlyn Mason, American actress (Making It, Peyton Place), born in San Fernando, California
  • Aug 9 Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • Aug 10 Sid Waddell, English darts commentator (the 'Voice of Darts'; Grenarda, BBC, Sky Sports), born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • Aug 11 Kip King, actor (Charlie & Company), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 12 Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
  • Aug 19 Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
  • Aug 19 Jill St John, [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 22 George Reinholt, American actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Aug 23 Richard Sanders, American actor (Les Nessman -WKRP), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 23 Tony Bill, American actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 26 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • Aug 28 Ken Jenkins, American actor (Scrubs - Dr. Bob Kelso), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 31 Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 30 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 31 "Wuthering Heights" actor Laurence Olivier (33) weds "Gone With The Wind" actress Vivien Leigh (26)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 13 George C. Pearce, American actor (The Shadow Sinister, British Agent, Valiant), dies at 75
  • Aug 31 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58