On This Day

August 1964 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 11 "A Hard Days Night" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 27 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke premieres in Los Angeles

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Aug 27 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 28 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Rob Camilletti, American actor (Born on the Fourth of July), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 2 Mary-Louise Parker, American actress (Fried Green Tomatoes, Weeds), born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina,
  • Aug 6 Lisa Boyle, actress (Showgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 6 Moosie Drier, actor (Laugh-in), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 7 Michael Weishan, American TV host, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 11 Miguel A. Núñez Jr., American actor
  • Aug 13 Debi Mazar, American actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 13 Hank Cheyne, American actor (Sunset Beach), born in Santa Maria, California
  • Aug 18 Craig Bierko, American actor, born in Rye Brook, New York
  • Aug 21 Trinity Loren, American adult film actress and model, born in La Jolla, California (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Ray Ferraro, Canadian ice hockey center (Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders) and broadcaster (TSN Radio, TSN, NBCSN), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • Aug 24 Dana Gould, American comedian and writer (The Simpsons 1989), born in Hopedale, Massachusetts
  • Aug 25 Blair Underwood, American actor (Jonathan-LA Law, High Incident), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Aug 25 Morgan Englund, actor (Dylan Lewis-Guiding Light)
  • Aug 25 Marti Noxon, American television writer and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 27 Frankie Thorn, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 5 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 17 Bruce Lee (23), Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor, weds Linda Emery (19), teacher

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
  • Aug 6 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope, Suspicion, Peter Pan, Richard III), dies at 71
  • Aug 12 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), dies at 56
  • Aug 16 Jack Pennick, American actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
  • Aug 27 Gracie Allen, American actress and comedienne (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), dies at 89
  • Aug 30 Wesley Lau, actor (Lt Anderson-Perry Mason), dies at 43