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

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-born actor
  • 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

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, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD
  • Aug 29 Jennifer Landon, actress (As the World Turns), born in Malibu, California
  • Aug 30 Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher

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 cancer at 54
  • 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