On This Day

August 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 21 Actress Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in prison along with her husband for her role in US college admissions bribery scandal
  • Aug 21 BTS's release new single Dynamite, becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Wilford Brimley, American actor Our House, Cocoon), dies at 85
  • Aug 11 Sumner Redstone, American media mogul (ViacomCBS), dies at 97
  • Aug 18 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), dies at 72
  • Aug 26 Joe Ruby, American animator (co-creator of Scooby-Doo), dies at 87
  • Aug 27 'Bullet' Bob Armstrong, American pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), dies from bone cancer at 80

Person of interestChadwick Boseman

Aug 28 Chadwick Boseman, American actor (Black Panther), dies of colon cancer at 42

  • Aug 31 John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C'ship 1965, 66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C'ship 1984, Georgetown), dies at 78