On This Day

August 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 William Ryan Holt and Michael Mischler are arrested for breaking into Elle MacPherson’s Los Angeles home

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Supermodel
Elle MacPherson

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 7 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO, later releasing it as Garth: Live from Central Park

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Aug 20 Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 27 54th Venice Film Festival: "Hana-bi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestKylie Jenner

Aug 10 Kylie Jenner, American model, TV and social media personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman Kylie Jenner
Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman
Kylie Jenner
  • Aug 25 Holly Gibbs, English actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
  • Aug 16 Gerard McLarnon, British-Irish actor and writer (The Wrestler's Honeymoon), dies at 82
  • Aug 21 Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
  • Aug 25 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Aug 27 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48
  • Aug 27 Jeep Swenson, American actor (Batman & Robin), dies of heart failure at 40