On This Day

August 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
  • Aug 6 20th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn
  • Aug 21 "Dirty Dancing" film directed by Emile Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey opens in the US
  • Aug 29 44th Venice Film Festival: "Au revoir les enfants" directed by Louis Malle wins Golden Lion

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Aug 31 Michael Jackson's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 5 Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress
  • Aug 5 Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Swiss model
  • Aug 8 Katie Leung, Scottish actress
  • Aug 8 Kim Chi [Sang-Young Shin], Korean-American drag queen, artist, and reality television personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Kyal Marsh, Australian actor, born in Clare, South Australia
  • Aug 18 Mika Boorem, American actress (Hearts in Atlantis), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Aug 19 Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress
  • Aug 21 Kim Kibum, South Korean actor and singer, one of the member of Korean boy band Super Junior, born in Seoul
  • Aug 23 Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer, born in Manila, Phillipines
  • Aug 25 Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
  • Aug 25 Blake Lively, American actress (Gossip Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Liu Yifei, Chinese actress and singer, born in Wuhan, China

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 7 "Magnum, P.I." actor Tom Selleck (42) weds actress and dancer Jillie Mack (29) in Incline Village, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 24 Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Benson Fong, American actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
  • Aug 1 Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92
  • Aug 4 Kenny Price, comedian (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • Aug 5 Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor (Cold Summer of 1953) named as a People's Artist of the USSR (1973), dies at 64
  • Aug 6 Sherwood Bailey, actor (Spud-Our Gang), dies
  • Aug 10 Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies
  • Aug 10 Clara Peller, actress (Where's the Beef), dies at 86
  • Aug 10 Raquel Torres, actress (Duck Soup, Sea Bat), dies
  • Aug 17 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Aug 19 Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, When Worlds Collide), dies from multiple myeloma at 76
  • Aug 24 Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
  • Aug 28 John Huston, US/Irish actor and director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81

Person of interestLee Marvin

Aug 29 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), dies of a heart attack at 63

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • Aug 29 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)