On This Day

August 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 19 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 6 Marisa Miller, American model
  • Aug 7 Cirroc Lofton, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 8 Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
  • Aug 8 Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
  • Aug 11 Amber Brkich, American reality television personality
  • Aug 14 Kate Ritchie, Australian actress, born in Goulburn, Australia
  • Aug 18 Andy Samberg, American comedian and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 22 James Corden, British actor, comedian and television host (The Late Late Show with James Corden), born in Hillingdon, London
  • Aug 25 Kel Mitchell, American actor
  • Aug 26 Amanda Schull, American actress (12 Monkeys), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 31 Phina Oruche, British actress

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 11 Charo marries Kjell Rasten, a producer, in South Lake Tahoe, California

Actress Charo

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 23 Actress Kate Jackson (29) weds actor Andrew Stevens (23) in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Actress Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 Frank Fontaine, American comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), dies at 58
  • Aug 5 Queenie Smith, American actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
  • Aug 26 Charles Boyer, French actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78
  • Aug 27 Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), dies of heart attack at 51