On This Day

August 1948 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
  • Aug 10 Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
  • Aug 19 9th Venice Film Festival opens

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 14 Joseph Marcell, British actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ), born in Castries, Saint Lucia
  • Aug 17 Bo Rucker, actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 20 John Noble, Australian actor (Dr. Walter Bishop-Fringe) and theatre director, born in Port Pirie, Australia
  • Aug 22 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • Aug 22 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress (The Sailor from Gibraltar), born in Naples, Italy
  • Aug 27 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler, born in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • Aug 28 Vonda N. McIntyre, American sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 30 Lewis Black, American stand-up comedian (Lewis Black's Root of All Evil), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 31 Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 13 Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
  • Aug 13 Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Aug 31 Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), dies in a car accident at 16