August 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 28 27th Venice Film Festival: "The Battle of Algiers" directed by Gillo Pontecorvo wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 31 "The Battle of Algiers", directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, starring Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, premieres at the Vienna International Film Festival

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Christine Richters, Fullerton Ca, playmate (May, 1986)
  • Aug 4 Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
  • Aug 5 Jonathan Silverman, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 9 Pat Petersen, actor (Michael-Knots Landing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 14 David Hallyday, Boulougne France, actor (He's My Girl)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 Halle Berry, American actress (X-Men: The Last Stand, Monsters Ball), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
  • Aug 18 Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Aug 20 Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA (1988)/actress (Baywatch)
  • Aug 20 Colin Cunningham, American actor (Centigrade, Falling Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 23 Laura Richmond, American playmate (Sep, 1988), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Aug 25 Robert Maschio, American Actor ("The Todd" in Scrubs)
  • Aug 30 Michael Michele, Evansville In, actress (Nikki-Central Park West)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7 Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
  • Aug 15 Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie, Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Aug 15 Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71
  • Aug 16 Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58
  • Aug 23 Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83
  • Aug 23 Francis X Bushman, American silent film actor (Sabrina, Ben-Hur), dies at 83
  • Aug 26 Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67