On This Day

August 1990 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 23rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 17 "Exorcist 3" film written and directed by William Peter Blatty, premieres

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • Aug 27 WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Landry Allbright, American actress (Bridget Forrester in Bold & Beautiful), born in San Dimas, California
  • Aug 2 Alice Connor, British actress, born in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • Aug 3 Jourdan Dunn, British model, born in London, England
  • Aug 6 Jon Benet Ramsey, little beauty queen (murdered in 1996)
  • Aug 9 Adelaide Kane, Australian actress

Person of interestJennifer Lawrence

Aug 15 Jennifer Lawrence, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook), born in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Aug 17 Colin Bates, British-American actor, dancer, and singer (Billy Elliot - The Musical)
  • Aug 17 Rachel Hurd-Wood, British actress (Clique), born in London, England

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 11 "General Hospital" actor Maurice Benard (27) weds Paula Smith

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • Aug 6 Gordon Metcalfe, American actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43
  • Aug 7 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
  • Aug 9 Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies
  • Aug 12 Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
  • Aug 12 Sara Seegar [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
  • Aug 13 Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), dies of cancer at 70
  • Aug 16 Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Aug 17 Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 17 Roderick Cook, English actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58
  • Aug 18 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor (Huisvuil, Het glas water), dies at 64
  • Aug 22 Merlin Marston, American actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 46
  • Aug 27 Raymond St Jacques, American actor, director and producer, who was the 1st African-American to hold a regular role in a western series (Simon Blake in "Rawhide"), dies of cancer at 60