On This Day

August 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 5 "American Bandstand" premieres on network TV (ABC)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Laura Johnson, American actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 1 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 2 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Aug 3 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker, born in Guntur, India
  • Aug 5 Clayton Rohner, American actor
  • Aug 6 Faith Prince, Broadway actress (Guys & Dolls, Carousel), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Aug 8 Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
  • Aug 8 Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
  • Aug 9 Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now & Then)
  • Aug 14 Jack√©e Harry, American actress (Sandra-227), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Aug 14 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler, born in Highland Park, Texas (d. 1986)
  • Aug 15 Zeljko Ivanek, Lujubljana Yugoslavia, actor (Mass Appeal)
  • Aug 16 Laura Innes, American actress and director (ER, The Event), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Aug 18 Carole Bouquest, French actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 18 Denis Leary, American actor and comedian (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Darby Hinton, actor (Israel in Daniel Boone), born in Santa Monica, California

Person of interestStephen Fry

Aug 24 Stephen Fry, English comedian, writer and actor (Blackadder, QI), born in London

Actor, Comedian and Writer Stephen Fry
Actor, Comedian and Writer
Stephen Fry
  • Aug 28 Daniel Stern, American actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Aug 28 Rick Rossovich, American actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Aug 29 Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestOliver Hardy

Aug 7 Oliver Hardy, American comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies at 65

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
  • Aug 24 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69