On This Day

August 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 13 Entertainment companies CBS and Viacom announce they will merge with a combined 28 billion revenue
  • Aug 15 Disney Studios is the first studio to have five films earn over $1 billion each in one year with "Toy Story 4", "Avengers: Endgame", "Captain Marvel", "Aladdin" and "The Lion King"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 21 The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] named highest paid actor for a second year in a row, earning $89.4m

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 18 Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] marries Lauren Hashian in Hawaii

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 11 Singer Miley Cyrus (26) and actor Liam Hemsworth (28) announce their separation and intention to divorce, after 8 months of marriage

Actress and Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress and Singer
Miley Cyrus
Actor Liam Hemsworth
Actor
Liam Hemsworth

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 [Donn Alan] DA Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker (Don't Look Back), dies at 94
  • Aug 16 Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold), dies at 79
  • Aug 16 Anna Quayle, British actress (A Hard Day's Night, Stop the World - I want to Get Off), dies at 86
  • Aug 18 Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster (ABC, CBS), dies of natural causes at 95
  • Aug 23 Sheila Steafel, South African British actress (The Frost Report), dies at 84
  • Aug 27 Jessi Combs, American auto racer, television personality (women’s land speed class record [4 wheels] 2013, 16), dies in jet-powered high-speed race car crash at 39
  • Aug 30 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Rhoda), dies of cancer at 80
  • Aug 30 Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author (Mr. Olympia 1976, 81), dies at 78