On This Day

August 2004 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 27 Hong Kong martial arts film "Hero" starring Jet Li opens in the US and becomes first Chinese-language film to go to No.1 at US box office

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 7 "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (28) weds commercial real estate agent Jennifer Stone (31) in Los Angeles
  • Aug 14 Actor Josh Brolin (36) weds actress Diane Lane (39) at his ninety-seven acre spread in San Luis Obispo, California
  • Aug 14 "Dancing With The Stars" contestant and "Seinfeld" actor John O'Hurley (49) weds Lisa Mesloh at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 28 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 8 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), dies at 96
  • Aug 8 Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 9 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • Aug 12 Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Aug 13 Julia Child, American chef, author and television personality (The French Chef), dies at 91
  • Aug 16 Acquanetta [Mildred Davenport], American actress nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano" (Tarzan & Leopard Woman), dies at 83
  • Aug 18 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence, Thoroughly Modern Mille), dies at 82
  • Aug 22 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director, dies at 83
  • Aug 31 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), dies at 61