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August 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

Aug 6 Chubby Checker performs his version of "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show" starting a worldwide dance craze
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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 10 Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • Aug 24 21st Venice Film Festival: "Tomorrow Is My Turn" directed by Andre Cayatte wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Apollonia [Patricia Kotero], American actress (Purple Rain), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 4 Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 7 David Duchovny, American actor (The X-Files, Californication), born in New York City, New York

Person of interestAntonio Banderas

Aug 10 Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Zorro), born in Malaga, Spain

  • Aug 14 Sarah Brightman, English actress and singer (Phantom of the Opera), born in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
  • Aug 16 Timothy Hutton, American actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People), born in Malibu, California
  • Aug 17 Bruce Penhall, Balboa CA, actor (Savage Beach)

Person of interestSean Penn

Aug 17 Sean Penn, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Santa Monica, California

Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn
  • Aug 20 Elizabeth Alda, American actress (Beth-Four Seasons) and daughter of Alan Alda, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Chris Potter, Canadian actor (Kung Fu: The Legend Continues), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 24 Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker (Dead or Alive), born in Yao, Osaka, Japan
  • Aug 25 Ashley Crow, American actress (Heroes-Sandra Bennet), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 26 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 28 Emma [Elizabeth Wylie Samuelson] Samms, British actress (Colby's, General Hospital), born in London, England
  • Aug 30 Guy A. Lepage, Quebec humorist, television host and producer, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 FranFrank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74
  • Aug 22 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • Aug 29 Alexander Gauge, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 46