August 1998 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Aug 5 The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

  • Aug 13 31st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film & TV History

Aug 21 Marvel superhero film "Blade" starring Wesley Snipes is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Khamani Griffin, American actor (All Of Us, Daddy Day Care), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 12 Rudy Pankow, American actor (Outer Banks), born in Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Aug 19 Ella Guevara, Filipino actress (Starstruck Kids), born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Aug 24 Sofia Richie, American model and social media personality, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 China Anne McClain, American actress and singer (The Gospel; Daddy's Little Girls), born in Decatur, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV

Susan Wojcicki

Aug 23 YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (30) weds Google executive Dennis Troper in Belmont, California

  • Aug 29 "Baywatch" actress Traci Bingham (30) weds Robb Vallier at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Eva Bartok [Éva Márta Szőke], Hungarian-British actress (The Crimson Pirate; Ten Thousand Bedrooms), dies at 71 [birth date sources vary between 1926 and 1929]
  • Aug 2 Shari Lewis [Phyllis Hurwitz], American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies of breast cancer at 65
  • Aug 17 Wladyslaw Komar, Polish athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1972) and actor, dies in a car crash at 58
  • Aug 18 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Aug 24 E. G. Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), dies of lung cancer at 84