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 (Avatar), 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 stage and screen actress (Unforgettable), born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • Aug 9 Jessica Capshaw, American actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • Aug 9 Rhona Mitra, English actress, born in London, England
  • Aug 9 Audrey Tautou, French actress (Venus Beauty Institute, Amélie), 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 26 Mike Colter, American actor (Luke Cage in Marvel Universe), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 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

Divorce of Interest

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

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Aug 24 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (59) divorces her sixth husband, toy inventor Jack Ryan (49) after 1 year of marriage


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