August 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 18 John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 22 "Stand By Me" film based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by Rob Reiner starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell is released

Actor River Phoenix
Actor
River Phoenix
Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • Aug 27 38th Emmy Awards presentation - "The Golden Girls" and "Cagney & Lacey" dominate
  • Aug 28 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 28 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • Aug 30 43rd Venice Film Festival: "Le rayon vert" directed by Eric Rohmer wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 8 Peyton List, American actress
  • Aug 9 Vanessa Morley, American actress
  • Aug 11 Kaori Fukuhara, Japanese voice actress
  • Aug 16 Shawn Pyfrom, American actor, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 17 Bryton McClure, American actor (Richie-Family Matters), born in Lakewood, California
  • Aug 20 Robert Clark, Canadian actor
  • Aug 22 Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese actress, born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 29 Lauren Collins, Canadian actress
  • Aug 29 Lea Michele [Sarfati], American actress and singer (Glee), born in The Bronx, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 1 Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41
  • Aug 13 Helen Mack, American actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies of cancer at 72
  • Aug 19 Hermione Baddeley, British actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79
  • Aug 19 Lorenzo Tucker, actor (Black King), dies
  • Aug 20 Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76
  • Aug 20 Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71
  • Aug 23 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
  • Aug 25 Allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
  • Aug 26 Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort), dies of colorectal cancer at 62