On This Day

August 2016 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Historic DiscoveryHurricane Katrina

Aug 16 "When the Levees Broke" documentary directed by Spike Lee, of effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, premieres at New Orleans Arena

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A section of New Orleans, Louisiana is flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005
A section of New Orleans, Louisiana is flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 13 Comedian Kevin Hart (37) weds Eniko Parrish near Santa Barbara, California

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Aug 20 Stand-up comedian Chris Hardwick (31) weds actress Lydia Hearst (44) in Pasadena, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), dies at 85
  • Aug 13 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), dies at 81
  • Aug 14 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), dies at 93
  • Aug 19 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 80
  • Aug 20 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), dies at 92
  • Aug 23 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), dies at 94
  • Aug 25 Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), dies at 89

Person of interestGene Wilder

Aug 29 Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman], American actor (Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), dies at 83