August 1972 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 13 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last episode of "Bonanza"
  • Aug 18 4th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Aug 21 33rd Venice Film Festival opens

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Aug 23 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but not unanimous: 1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Devon Hughes, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 1 Tanya Reid, Canadian actress
  • Aug 4 Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
  • Aug 5 Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Aug 7 Greg Serano, American actor
  • Aug 9 Elizabeth Vassey, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aug 11 Jonathon Prandi, American model
  • Aug 12 Rebecca Gayheart, actress (Hannah Mayberry-Loving)

Person of interestBen Affleck

Aug 15 Ben Affleck, American actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Berkeley, California

  • Aug 15 Chris Morrissey, American film director/actor
  • Aug 15 Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor
  • Aug 16 Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian
  • Aug 18 Shaun Wilson, Australian artist and filmmaker, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Aug 19 Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Aug 22 Marliece Andrada, playmate (March 1998), born in Manteca, California
  • Aug 27 Dalip Singh, Indian professional wrestler
  • Aug 27 Mike Smith, Canadian actor
  • Aug 28 John Buchanan, American actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Aug 29 Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor

Person of interestCameron Diaz

Aug 30 Cameron Diaz, American actress (Shrek, The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding), born in Long Beach, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
  • Aug 31 Chris Tucker, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 5 "The Addams Family" actor John Astin (42) weds actress Patty Duke (25)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 5 Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71
  • Aug 7 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), dies of cancer at 43
  • Aug 8 Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948)
  • Aug 14 Oscar Levant, American actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
  • Aug 14 Pierre Brasseur [Espinasse], French actor (Eyes Without a Face, Children of Paradise), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Aug 29 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), dies at 67