On This Day

August 2018 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 7 "Crazy Rich Asians" first Hollywood film with all-Asian cast, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh premieres in Los Angeles

Actress Constance Wu
Actress
Constance Wu
Actress Michelle Yeoh
Actress
Michelle Yeoh

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Aug 7 China bans release of Winnie the Pooh movie "Christopher Robin", after character used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Aug 7 CW network announces Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman
  • Aug 8 Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 Scarlett Johansson is the world's best-paid actress of the year earning $40.5 million according to Forbes

Wedding of InterestPriyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

Aug 18 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India

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The wedding in Jodhpur, India
The wedding in Jodhpur, India
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 19 Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth"

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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Aug 22 Forbes say George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever ($239m), due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m)

Actor George Clooney
Actor
George Clooney
Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson

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Aug 26 Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'

Film Director Danny Boyle
Film Director
Danny Boyle

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Aug 26 Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England

YouTube Star and Actor Logan Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Logan Paul

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 30 Film "Roma" directed and written by Alfonso Cuarón, (Best Director 2019 Academy Awards) starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Actress Yalitza Aparicio
Actress
Yalitza Aparicio
Film Director Alfonso Cuarón
Film Director
Alfonso Cuarón

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Aug 30 Film "The Favourite" directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Olivia Coleman (Best Actress Academy Awards 2019), Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
Actress Emma Stone
Actress
Emma Stone

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Aug 31 "A Star is Born" film remake directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
Actor Bradley Cooper
Actor
Bradley Cooper

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Aug 5 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), dies at 92
  • Aug 13 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), dies at 63
  • Aug 21 Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (Lazytown), dies of cancer at 43
  • Aug 21 Barbara Harris [Sandra Mankwitz], American actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot), dies at 83
  • Aug 24 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), dies at 76