On This Day

August 1942 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 9 CBS radio broadcasts the debut of "Our Secret Weapon."
  • Aug 21 Walt Disney's animated movie "Bambi", based on the book by Felix Salten, is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor (Love and Anarchy) born in La Spezia, Italy
  • Aug 3 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 7 Masa Saito, Japanese wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2018)
  • Aug 7 Garrison Keillor, American voice actor, humorist and radio personality (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Aug 7 Tobin Bell, American actor, born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 8 Henery Hawk [misspelled as Henry], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "The Squawkin' Hawk"
  • Aug 9 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Aug 9 Miguel Littín, Chilean film director (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor), born in Palmilla, Chile
  • Aug 14 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Aug 19 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Aug 25 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), born in Surrey England (d. 1980)
  • Aug 29 James Glennon, American cinematographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 31 Barnyard Dawg [George P Dog], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Walky Talky Hawky"

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 1 Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • Aug 23 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (34) weds screenwriter and playwright Robert Riskin (45)