On This Day

August 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • Aug 2 Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
  • Aug 10 Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 19 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel

Venice Film Festival

Aug 31 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Cassidy Gifford, American actress and daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee, born in New York
  • Aug 11 Alyson Stoner, American actress and pop singer, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Aug 26 Keke Palmer, American actress (True Jackson, VP), born in Harvey, Illinois

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 8 California state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)

Alec Baldwin

Aug 19 Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

  • Aug 29 Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)

Marlee Matlin

Aug 29 Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Aug 11 American film maker Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth Cox, after 12 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies of stomach cancer at 76
  • Aug 4 Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), dies at 65
  • Aug 8 Harry Bellaver, American actor (Another World, Naked City), dies at 88
  • Aug 8 Roy London, American actor and director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
  • Aug 10 Ken England, American screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • Aug 12 Jerome Thor, American actor (Riot in Juvenile Prison), dies of cardiac at 69
  • Aug 16 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), dies of cancer at 80
  • Aug 16 Tom Fuccella, actor (Paul-One Life to Live), dies of AIDs at 56
  • Aug 19 Jean King, American actress (Night Has a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and director (Manusher Adhikar), dies at 64
  • Aug 20 Sydney Arnold, British comic actor (The Meaning of Life, Top Secret!, Miss Jones & Son), dies at 93
  • Aug 22 Don Getz, American filmmaker (Playpoint), dies at 50
  • Aug 23 Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
  • Aug 23 Edwina Lewis, actress (Boy Who Cried Bitch), dies of heart attack 42
  • Aug 27 Bob Verstraete, Dutch actor/screenwriter/director (Alicia), dies at 71
  • Aug 28 RenĂ© Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Dorian Corey, American actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
  • Aug 30 Richard Jordan, American actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55