On This Day

August 2013 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

Aug 8 Hindi film "Chennai Express" premieres directed by Rohit Shetty, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Fastest Bollywood film to earn $1 billion.

Film Premiere

Aug 20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Film Premiere

Aug 27 "Gravity", directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Film & TV History

Aug 27 Dove Cameron releases a cover of "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons

  • Aug 28 70th Venice Film Festival: "Sacro GRA" directed by Gianfranco Rosi wins Golden Lion

Film Premiere

Aug 30 "12 Years a Slave" based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2014)


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Actor and model Kevin Zegers (28) weds talent agent Jaime Feld in New Jersey

Rosanna Arquette

Aug 18 Actress Rosanna Arquette (54) weds investment banker Todd Morgan at a private ceremony in Malibu, California

Maximilian Schell

Aug 20 Actor Maximilian Schell (82) weds opera singer Iva Mihanovic (35) in Carinthia, Austria


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 7 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 69
  • Aug 8 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • Aug 14 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • Aug 22 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, dies at 62
  • Aug 24 Julie Harris, American actress (The Bell Jar: I Am A Camera; East of Eden), dies of, heart failure at 87
  • Aug 31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74