August 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
  • Aug 5 WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 6 3rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Muir College, University of California
  • Aug 15 KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Houston, Texas (Fox) begins
  • Aug 23 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 25 32nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 30 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 6 Merrin Dungey, American actress
  • Aug 7 Sydney Penny, actress (Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children)
  • Aug 9 Nikki Schieler, playmate (Sep, 1997), born in Norwalk, California
  • Aug 10 Justin Theroux, American actor (Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 11 Julie Anne Clark, playmate (Mar, 1991), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Aug 11 Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress
  • Aug 13 Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor
  • Aug 13 Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born American actor (Next Friday, Eagle Eye), born in San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Aug 14 Raoul Bova, Italian actor
  • Aug 15 Priscilla Taylor, playmate (Mar, 1996), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 17 Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
  • Aug 18 Trey Ames, actor (David-A Year in the Life), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 18 Jacob Vargas, American actor (Mi vida loca), born in Michoacan, Mexico
  • Aug 20 Ke Huy Quan, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Sam-Together We Stand)
  • Aug 20 David Walliams, British comedian
  • Aug 22 Richard Armitage, English actor (The Hobbit, Robin Hood), born in Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Aug 22 Rick Yune, American actor (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 24 Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor, born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 25 Mike Lockwood, professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Aug 25 Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer
  • Aug 27 Julian Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • Aug 29 Carla Gugino, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 5 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestPaul Lukas

Aug 15 Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76

Actor Paul Lukas
Actor
Paul Lukas
  • Aug 16 Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78
  • Aug 17 Horace McMahon, American actor (Detective Story, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies from a heart ailment at 65
  • Aug 23 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64