August 1956 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 5 KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 5 WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 6 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American national broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena
  • Aug 8 WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins
  • Aug 12 KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 13 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 21 WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 26 KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 28 17th Venice Film Festival opens. No Golden Lion awarded

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestMaureen McCormick

Aug 5 Maureen McCormick, American actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch), born in Encino, California

  • Aug 6 Stepfanie Kramer, American actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 10 Tugboat, [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
  • Aug 12 Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)
  • Aug 12 Terry Taylor, [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
  • Aug 17 Gail Berman, American film executive
  • Aug 19 Adam Arkin, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 20 Joan Allen, American actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country), born in Rochelle, Illinois

Person of interestKim Cattrall

Aug 21 Kim Cattrall, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI), born in Liverpool, England

Actress Kim Cattrall
Actress
Kim Cattrall
  • Aug 23 Skipp Sudduth, American actor (Third Watch), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 28 Luis Guzm├ín, Puerto Rican actor (The Limey), born in Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 30 Jayne Irving, English TV hostess (Live at 3), born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 5 Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 12 Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 21 Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestBela Lugosi

Aug 16 Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73

  • Aug 24 Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)