On This Day

August 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 21st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • Aug 12 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
  • Aug 22 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • Aug 28 40th Emmy Awards: Thirtysomething, The Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win
  • Aug 29 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 16 Kevin Schmidt, American actor, born in Andover, Kansas
  • Aug 17 Brady Corbet, American actor (24), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Aug 17 Erika Toda, Japanese actress (Ryūsei no Kizuna), born in Kobe, Japan
  • Aug 19 Travis Tedford, American actor (The Little Rascals), born in Rockwall, Texas
  • Aug 21 Paris Bennett, American singer and finalist on American Idol (season 5), born in Rockford, Illinois

Rupert Grint

Aug 24 Rupert Grint, English actor (Harry Potter), born in Harlow, Essex, England

  • Aug 25 Alexandra Burke, English singer-songwriter and actress (The X Factor winner 2008), born in London, England
  • Aug 26 Evan Ross, American actor and singer, born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Aug 27 Alexa Vega, American actress

Divorces in Film & TV

Bruce Springsteen

Aug 30 American actress Julianne Philips files for divorce from American rock star Bruce Springsteen

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Florence Eldridge [McKechnie], American Broadway stage and screen actress (Long Day's Journey Into Night; The Swan; Inherit The Wind), dies of a heart attack at 86
  • Aug 5 Ralph Meeker [Rathgeber], American actor (Mister Roberts, Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Aug 8 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), dies at 85
  • Aug 8 Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • Aug 11 Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), dies of cancer at 59
  • Aug 17 Victoria Shaw, Australian-American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), dies at 53
  • Aug 21 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Leonard Frey, American actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • Aug 27 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (The Rites of May), dies at 60
  • Aug 28 Hazel Dawn [Henrietta Tout], American stage actress, singer, and violinist (The Pink Lady; The Debutante), and silent film actress (My Lady Incog), dies at 98