August 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 22nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 14 Meyne Wyatt, Australian actor (Redfern Now), born in Kalgoorlie, Australia
  • Aug 15 Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Aug 19 (Percy) Romeo [Miller], American rapper (Lil' Romeo) and actor, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 21 Hayden Panettiere, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Palisades, New York
  • Aug 28 Trixie Mattel [Brian Firkus], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, comedian, and television personality (The Trixie & Katya Show), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Weddings in Film & TV

Kathryn Bigelow & James Cameron

Aug 17 Director Kathryn Bigelow (38) weds fellow director James Cameron (35)

  • Aug 23 "The Cars" lead singer and guitarist Ric Ocasek (40) weds model Paulina Porizkova (24)

Roman Polanski

Aug 30 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 11 John Meillon, Australian actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies of cirrhosis at 55
  • Aug 16 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • Aug 17 Harry Corbett, English puppeteer (Sooty), TV presenter and magician, dies at 71
  • Aug 22 Johannes "Jan" Teulings, Dutch actor (Lentelied, The Three Wishes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Aug 30 Joe De Santis, American actor, dies at 80