August 1963 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, Illinois (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 9 Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
  • Aug 24 24th Venice Film Festival: "Hands Over the City" directed by Francesco Rosi wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Demián Bichir, Mexican-American actor (A Better Life), born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Aug 1 John Carroll Lynch, American actor (Shutter Island, Gran Torino), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Aug 3 Carlo Imperato, American actor (Fame), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 3 Isaiah Washington, American actor (The 100), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 5 James Wilder, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 Kimberley Conrad Hefner, Moulton Al, playmate of year (Jan, 1988)
  • Aug 7 Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor
  • Aug 9 Lonnie Quinn, actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

Person of interestWhitney Houston

Aug 9 Whitney Houston, American singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston
  • Aug 13 Pamela Jean Stein, playmate (Nov, 1987), born in Syracuse, New York

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

Aug 13 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), born in Sivakasi, Madras State (d. 2018)

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • Aug 15 Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director (Birdman, Babel), born in Mexico City
  • Aug 17 Carmen Berg, Bismark ND, playmate (July, 1987)
  • Aug 17 S. Shankar, Indian film director.
  • Aug 17 Jon Gruden, American NFL coach/broadcaster (Super Bowl XXXVII Tampa Bay 2002), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • Aug 19 John Stamos, Cypress California, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • Aug 21 Richmond Arquette, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Park Chan-wook, South Korean filmmaker (Joint Security Area, Thirst), born in Seoul
  • Aug 27 Patty Duffek, Woodland Hills California, playmate (May, 1984)
  • Aug 27 Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and actress (Club MTV, The Earth Day Special, Junket Whore), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Aug 30 Michael Chiklis, American actor (Commish, The Shield), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Aug 31 Todd Carty, Irish actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 6 Tom Keene, American actor (Our Daily Bread), dies of cancer at 68
  • Aug 17 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68
  • Aug 26 Larry Keating, actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67