On This Day

August 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 23 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
  • Aug 25 23rd Venice Film Festival: "Family Diary" directed by Valerio Zurlini and "Ivan's Childhood" directed by Andrei Tarkovsky jointly awarded Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Cynthia Stevenson, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestMichelle Yeoh

Aug 6 Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies), born in Ipoh, Federation of Malaya

Actress Michelle Yeoh
Actress
Michelle Yeoh
  • Aug 8 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Aug 10 Suzanne Collins, American author (The Hunger Games Trilogy), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 13 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestSteve Carell

Aug 16 Steve Carell, American actor and comedian (The Office), born in Concord, Massachusetts

Comedian, Actor and Producer Steve Carell
Comedian, Actor and Producer
Steve Carell
  • Aug 17 Buddy Landel 'Nature Boy', American professional wrestler, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Aug 19 Eric Lutes, American actor (Del-Caroline in the City), born in Charlestown, Rhode Island
  • Aug 19 Valerie Kaprisky, French actress (Breathless, Public Woman), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 20 James Marsters, American actor (Spike-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Greenville, California
  • Aug 20 Pedro Gomez, American sports journalist (ESPN 2003-21), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2021)
  • Aug 21 Jeff Stryker, American adult film actor, born in Carmi, Illinois
  • Aug 24 David Koechner, American actor, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • Aug 25 David Packer, American actor (Almost Heroes), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 27 Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
  • Aug 28 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 31 Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor, born in Bloomington, Indiana

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Actor Marlon Brando (38) marries Tahitian actress Tarita Teriipaia (20) (divorced 1972)

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 17 Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress and model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France


Deaths in Film & TV

Person of interestMarilyn Monroe

Aug 5 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), found dead of an apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36

  • Aug 18 Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68
  • Aug 23 Edmund "Hoot" Gibson, American rodeo champion, western actor, director, and producer (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw), dies from cancer at 70