August 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

  • Aug 21 Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Aug 26 "7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

Actress Jessica Biel
Actress
Jessica Biel
  • Aug 28 53rd Venice Film Festival: "Michael Collins" directed by Neil Jordan wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 7 Tessa Allen, American actress
  • Aug 17 Ella Cruz, Filipina actress
  • Aug 21 Jamia Simone Nash, American singer and actress, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 24 Actress-model Vendela (30) weds Norwegian politician Olaf Thommessen (30) in Stockholm, Sweden

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), dies at 46
  • Aug 7 Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay), dies at 59
  • Aug 10 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83
  • Aug 13 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
  • Aug 14 Camilla Horn, actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Matinee Idol), dies at 93
  • Aug 16 Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
  • Aug 25 Alexander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka Tetteh, actor/lawyer, dies at 64
  • Aug 27 Greg Morris, actor (Mission Impossible), dies at 61
  • Aug 30 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Elsa), dies at 43