On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for August 10

Events in Film & TV

  • 1935 3rd Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1936 4th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1937 5th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1948 ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
  • 1948 Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC

Film release premierFilm Premier

1950 "Sunset Boulevard", American film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

1960 Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • 1964 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1993 Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1891 Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), born in Orange, New Jersey

Person of interestJack Haley

1898 Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)

Actor Jack Haley
Jack Haley

Person of interestNorma Shearer

1902 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, The Divorcee), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)

Actress Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
  • 1912 Richard Reeves, American actor (Suerman, Date With an Angel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1913 Noah Beery Jr, American actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot, Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Jeff Corey [Arthur Zwerling], American actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1919 Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Rhonda Fleming [Marilyn Louis], American actress and singer nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1924 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Vernon Washington, American actor (Roots, The Last Starfighter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1988)
  • 1928 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), born in West Bend, Wisconsin (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Tom Laughlin, American actor and director (Billy Jack), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Kate O'Mara, Leicaster England, actress (Caress Morell-Dynasty, AbFab)
  • 1940 Sid Waddell, English darts commentator (the 'Voice of Darts'; Grenarda, BBC, Sky Sports), born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder (Simplistic Union)
  • 1946 James Reynolds, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Oskaloosa, Kansas
  • 1948 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • 1950 Rémy Girard, Canadian actor (Les Invasions barbares), born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • 1952 Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • 1952 Diane Venora, American actress
  • 1956 Tugboat [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler

Person of interestRosanna Arquette

1959 Rosanna Arquette, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hours), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestAntonio Banderas

1960 Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Zorro), born in Malaga, Spain

  • 1961 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • 1962 Suzanne Collins, American author (The Hunger Games Trilogy), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1965 Claudia Christian, American actress
  • 1967 Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
  • 1968 Peter Docter, American film director
  • 1971 Justin Theroux, American actor (Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1976 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
  • 1977 Matt Morgan, British comedian
  • 1979 Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author
  • 1979 Joanna Garcia, Cuban actress
  • 1982 Devon Aoki, American supermodel and actress
  • 1984 Mariel Rodriguez, Filipino TV host
  • 1984 Ryan Eggold, American actor (New Amsterdam), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1992 Ko Ah-seong, South Korean actress

Person of interestKylie Jenner

1997 Kylie Jenner, American model, TV and social media personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman Kylie Jenner
Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman
Kylie Jenner

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

1933 Actress Hedy Lamarr (19) weds Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik chairman Friedrich Mandl (33)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr

LoveWedding of Interest

1941 Actor Jackie Coogan (26) weds actress Flower Parry in Gardnerville, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

1946 Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)

Playwright Moss Hart
Moss Hart

LoveWedding of Interest

1962 Actor Marlon Brando (38) marries Tahitian actress Tarita Teriipaia (20) (divorced 1972)

  • 2001 "Dixie Chick's" Martie Maguire (31) weds actor Gareth Maguire in Kailua, Hawaii

LoveWedding of Interest

2002 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
Actor Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
  • 2002 "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

2003 Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera (60) weds former Rivera Live producer Erica Levy (28) at Manhattan's Central Synagogue

TV Host and News Personality Geraldo Rivera
TV Host and News Personality
Geraldo Rivera

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007 Actor Johnathon Schaech (37) divorces actress Christina Applegate (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1867 Ira Aldridge, famed African-American Shakespearean actor (Othello, Shylock), dies at 63
  • 1928 Rex Cherryman, American actor (Camille, The Sunshine Trail, In for Thirty Days), dies from septic poisoning at 31
  • 1932 Rin Tin Tin, American Hollywood shepherd dog (Clash of the Wolves), dies at 13

Person of interestFrank Lloyd

1960 Frank Lloyd, Scottish actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74

Actor and Director Frank Lloyd
Actor and Director
Frank Lloyd
  • 1973 Douglas Kennedy, American actor (Dark Passage, The Lone Ranger & the Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer at 57
  • 1974 Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
  • 1974 Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
  • 1974 Pedro Regas, Greek stage actor (Only Angels Have Wings, Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour), dies at 77
  • 1976 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
  • 1977 Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75
  • 1979 John Nicholas "Dick" Foran, American actor (OK Crackerby, Fort Apache, Winners of the West), dies at 69
  • 1987 Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies
  • 1987 Clara Peller, actress (Where's the Beef), dies at 86
  • 1987 Raquel Torres, actress (Duck Soup, Sea Bat), dies
  • 1993 Ken England, American screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • 1995 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • 1996 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83
  • 1997 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
  • 2007 Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
  • 2012 Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78