On This Day

August 1967 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film Premier

Aug 2 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)

  • Aug 9 KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 13 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film Release

Aug 13 "Bonnie and Clyde" crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released

Film & TV History

Aug 14 Celebrity hairdresser Vidal Sassoon cuts actress Mia Farrow's hair into the famous pixie cut, costing $5,000. In reality, just a publicity stunt, Farrow had previously cut her own hair.

  • Aug 16 WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 18 WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news
  • Aug 26 28th Venice Film Festival: "Belle de Jour" directed by Luis Bunuel wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)
  • Aug 29 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Derek Wells, American actor (Fitzpatricks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 2 Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter, born in France
  • Aug 3 John Femia, American actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 4 Kembra Pfahler, Hermosa Beach Ca, actress (Gotham Gold)
  • Aug 7 Charlotte Lewis, British actress (Golden Child, Pirates), born in London, England
  • Aug 8 Howard Cross, American NFL tight end, 1989-2001 (NY Giants), and broadcaster, born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Aug 8 Jessica Moore [Luciana Ottaviani], Italian actress (Eleven Days, Eleven Nights), born in Urbino, Italy
  • Aug 8 Lee Unkrich, American film editor, animator, screenwriter, and director (Toy Story 3; Coco), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 10 Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
  • Aug 11 Collin Chou, Taiwanese actor

Joe Rogan

Aug 11 Joe Rogan, American television host, comedian and podcaster (Fear Factor, The Joe Rogan Experience), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Aug 12 Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • Aug 13 Quinn Cummings, American actress (Annie-Family, Goodbye Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15 Peter Hermann, American actor (Beautiful People), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 15 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Indian spiritual leader and filmmaker, born in Sri Gurusar Modia
  • Aug 16 Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
  • Aug 18 Julie Kristen Smith, American actress (Showgirls), born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • Aug 19 Tabitha Soren, American MTV reporter (This Week in Rock), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 20 Tori [Terri Poch], American bodybuilder and former professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 21 Michael Bendetti, American actor (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 21 Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress (The Matrix Trilogy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 22 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, English-American actor (The Mummy Returns), born in Islington, London
  • Aug 22 Ant [Anthony Steven Kalloniatis], American comedian, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 22 Ty Burrell, American actor (Modern Family, Evolution), born in Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Aug 22 Alfred Gough, American screenwriter and producer, born in Leonardtown, Maryland
  • Aug 30 Frederique van der Wal, Dutch model (Victoria’s Secret), born in The Hague, Netherlands

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 9 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Aug 9 Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), is murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell at 34
  • Aug 13 Jane Darwell, American actress (The Grapes of Wrath), dies of heart attack at 87
  • Aug 24 Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65

Paul Muni

Aug 25 Paul Muni, actor (Good Earth), dies after lengthy illness at 71

  • Aug 31 Michael Fitzmaurice, American radio actor (Superman, Reported Missing, 14 Hours), dies of lymphoma at 59