August 27, 1964 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Film & TV

  • 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion

Film Premiere

Walt Disney's musical film "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, with songs by Richard and Robert Sherman, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California; wins 5 Academy Awards

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Frankie Thorn, American actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Gracie Allen, American actress and comedienne (Burns & Allen), dies at 62