On This Day

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, American Playboy model (January 1988, Playmate of the year 1989) who married Hugh Hefner, born in Moulton, Alabama
  • Aug 7 Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 9 Lonnie Quinn, American actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

Whitney Houston

Aug 9 Whitney Houston, American singer ("I Will Always Love You"; "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"), actress (The Bodyguard), and film producer (The Princess Diaries) born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Sridevi 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)

  • Aug 15 Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director (Birdman, Babel), born in Mexico City
  • Aug 17 S. Shankar, Indian film director (Gentleman, Indian, Jeans), born in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Aug 17 Jon Gruden, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2002, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Oakland/LV Raiders) and broadcaster (ESPN MNF), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • Aug 19 John Stamos, American actor (General Hospital, Full House), born in Cypress, California
  • 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 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, American actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67