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August 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 11 "Help" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Aug 14 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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  • Aug 24 26th Venice Film Festival: "Sandra" directed by Luchino Visconti wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestSam Mendes

Aug 1 Sam Mendes, British stage and film director, born in Reading, Berkshire, England

Film Director Sam Mendes
Film Director
Sam Mendes
  • Aug 2 Takayuki Iizuka, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW), born in Muroran, Japan
  • Aug 2 Sandra Ng [Kwan-yue], Hong Kong actress (Golden Chicken), born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 4 Crystal Chappell, actress (Carly-Days of our Lives), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Aug 6 Juliane Köhler, German actress
  • Aug 6 Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)
  • Aug 8 Akitoshi Saito, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Aug 10 Claudia Christian, American actress
  • Aug 11 Viola Davis, American actress (The Help, Prisoners, Suicide Squad), born in St. Matthews, South Carolina
  • Aug 11 Embeth Davidtz, American actress (Bicentennial Man, Schindler's List), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Aug 12 Peter Krause, American actor
  • Aug 14 Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress (The Smile), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 18 Jim Florentine, American comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 19 Kevin Dillon, actor (Heaven Help Us, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 19 Kyra Sedgwick, American actress (Phenomenon, Singles, The Closer), born in New York City
  • Aug 19 Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • Aug 21 Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Aug 22 Tom Gibis, American voice actor (Shikamaru Nara-Naruto), born in West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 23 Roger Avary, Canadian-American screenwriter, director, and producer (Pulp Fiction), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada

Person of interestMarlee Matlin

Aug 24 Marlee Matlin, American actress and the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award (Children of Lesser God), born in Morton Grove, Illinois

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • Aug 26 Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On)
  • Aug 26 Jon Hensley, American actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns), born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 26 Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
  • Aug 29 Dina Spybey, American actress, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 31 Daniel Bernhardt, Swiss actor
  • Aug 31 Céline Bonnier, French Canadian actress

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 14 Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director and producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 6 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • Aug 6 Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
  • Aug 9 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), dies at 76
  • Aug 22 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dtch Flemish actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies