On This Day

August 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 30 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of NBC's "Today Show"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Sam Worthington, Australian actor, born in Godalming, United Kingdom
  • Aug 5 Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor (Stairway to Heaven), born in Daejeon, South Korea
  • Aug 6 Soleil Moon Frye, actress (Punky Brewster), born in Glendora, California
  • Aug 8 Tawny Cypress, American actress
  • Aug 9 Jessica Capshaw, American actress
  • Aug 9 Rhona Mitra, English actress
  • Aug 9 Audrey Tautou, French actress (Venus Beauty Institute), born in Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France
  • Aug 10 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
  • Aug 11 Will Friedle, American actor (Eric-Boy Meets World, Gift of Love), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 12 Richard McCourt, English children's television presenter
  • Aug 14 Alex Albrecht, American actor, born in Vienna, Virginia
  • Aug 14 Maya Nasri [Asmar], Lebanese actress and singer, born in Minyara, Lebanon
  • Aug 14 Steve Braun, Canadian actor, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Aug 23 Scott Caan, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor (True Blood, Big Little Lies), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Aug 27 Milano Collection AT [Akihito Terui], Japanese professional wrestler, born in Morioka, Japan
  • Aug 30 Sarah-Jane Potts, English actress, born in Bradford, England

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 1 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 6th divorce from actor Richard Burton (their 2nd divorce together)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 7 Cecil Weston, South African-born actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
  • Aug 10 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
  • Aug 17 Murvyn Vye [Marvin], American actor (Road to Bali, Bob Cummings Show), dies of natural causes at 63
  • Aug 17 William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), dies of leukaemia at 49
  • Aug 19 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
  • Aug 20 Phyllis Konstam, British actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
  • Aug 26 Warner Anderson, American actor (The Bubble, Destination Moon, Peyton Place), dies at 65
  • Aug 27 Mukesh [Mathur], Indian "playback singer" for Bollywood films, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Aug 29 Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy, Family Affair), ODs at 18