On This Day

August 1952 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Venice Film Festival

Aug 20 13th Venice Film Festival: "Genghis Khan" directed by Manuel Conde wins the Golden Lion

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Great Khan of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
  • Aug 29 New York premiere of history-based film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Brian Patrick Clarke, American actor (Eight Is Enough - "Merle"), born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 3 Jay North, American actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 3 Loles León, Spanish actress (Aquí no hay quien viva), born in Barcelona
  • Aug 4 Bobby Buntrock, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 4 Kristoffer Tabori [Siegel], actor (Rappaccini's Daughter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 7 Alexei Sayle, British comedian, born in Anfield, Liverpool,
  • Aug 8 Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)
  • Aug 10 Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • Aug 10 Diane Venora, American actress
  • Aug 11 Ann Michelle, England, actress (Virigin Witch, Mistress Pamela)
  • Aug 12 Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
  • Aug 13 Marie Helvin, American model and actress (Children), born in Tokyo
  • Aug 13 Danny Bruno, American stage and screen actor (Grimm - "Bud"), born in The Bronx, NYC
  • Aug 16 Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)
  • Aug 18 Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Aug 19 Jonathan Frakes, American actor (Commander William T Riker-Star Trek Next Gen), born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 21 Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Great Falls, Montana
  • Aug 26 Michael Jeter, American actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)

Pee-wee Herman

Aug 27 Pee-wee Herman [Paul Reubens], American comic actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure), born in Peekskill, New York

  • Aug 28 Guy Nadon, Canadian actor (L'ange gardien), born in Montréal, Québec

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 18 Ralph Byrd, American actor (Dick Tracy TV Show, SOS Coast Guard), dies from a heart attack at 43