On This Day

August 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 16th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Aug 30 Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 30 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Aug 31 40th Venice Film Festival: "First Name: Carmen" directed by Jean-Luc Godard wins Golden Lion

Director Jean-Luc Godard
Director
Jean-Luc Godard

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Mamie Gummer, American actress (Nancy Crozier-The Good Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 7 Tina O'Brien, British actress, born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 8 Guy Burnet, British actor
  • Aug 9 Ashley Johnson, actress (Chrissy-Growing Pains)

Person of interestChris Hemsworth

Aug 11 Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor (Thor, Avengers), born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • Aug 13 Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor, born in ConstanČ›a, Romania
  • Aug 14 Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress (Friends with Benefits), born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine
  • Aug 16 Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ, born in Kent, United Kingdom
  • Aug 19 Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Person of interestAndrew Garfield

Aug 20 Andrew Garfield, British American actor (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Aug 21 Chantelle Houghton, British TV personality, born in Wickford, Essex, England
  • Aug 21 Brody Jenner, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 22 Laura Breckenridge, American actress (Rose Sorelli-Related), born in Flourtown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 24 Christopher Parker, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
  • Aug 25 Janet Chow, Canadian/Chinese beauty pageant contestant
  • Aug 27 Wilson Chen, Taiwanese actor
  • Aug 28 Alfonso Herrera, Mexican actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Aug 29 Jennifer Landon, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Malibu, California
  • Aug 30 Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Toshima, Tokyo

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 6 Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 16 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon (41) weds American actress and writer Carrie Fisher (26); divorce 1984

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
  • Aug 3 Carolyn Jones, American actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • Aug 5 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), dies of cancer at 66
  • Aug 15 Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
  • Aug 24 Jack Somack, American actor (Ball Four, The Frisco Kid, Stockard Channing Show), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 26 Mike Kellin [Myron Kellin], American actor (Pipe Dream, American Buffalo), dies of cancer at 61
  • Aug 28 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
  • Aug 29 Simon Oakland, American actor (Toma, Kolchak), dies at 61