On This Day in Film & TV for August 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
  • 1954 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 15th Venice Film Festival: "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Renato Castellani wins Golden Lion
  • 1969 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1984 Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Film release premierFilm Release

1986 "Stand By Me" film based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by Rob Reiner starring Wil Wheaten, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell is released

Actor River Phoenix
Actor
River Phoenix
Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 1988 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1888 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1891 Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1894 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Cape Town (d. 1973)
  • 1897 Elizabeth Bergner, Austrian actress (Catherine the Great), born in Drohobycz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), born in Verdun, France (d. 1975)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 1905 Wade Crosby, American actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), born in Kipling, Alabama (d. 1971)
  • 1909 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1915 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), born in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1916 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England
  • 1922 Micheline Presle, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin), born in Paris, France
  • 1924 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Hired Wife), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1925 Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), born in Plaistow, London
  • 1928 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1933 Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (Jessica, Hercules), born in Split, Dalmatia, Yugoslavia (d. 1994)
  • 1934 Diana Sands, American actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
  • 1935 Morton Dean, American TV newscaster (CBS, ABC), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1939 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York
  • 1940 George Reinholt, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1945 James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1947 Cindy Williams, American actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1948 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • 1948 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress (The Sailor from Gibraltar), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1951 Gordon Liu [Chia-Hui Liu or Jin-Hsi Shin], Chinese actor (Kill Bill, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) born in Guangdong, China
  • 1953 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager, born in Melrose, Minnesota
  • 1955 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • 1958 Colm Feore, American actor (The Chronicles of Riddick), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Stevie Ray [Lane Huffman], American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965 Tom Gibis, American voice actor (Shikamaru Nara-Naruto), born in West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1967 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, English-American actor (The Mummy Returns), born in Islington, London
  • 1967 Ant [Anthony Steven Kalloniatis], American comedian, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Ty Burrell, American actor (Modern Family, Evolution), born in Grants Pass, Oregon
  • 1967 Alfred Gough, American screenwriter and producer, born in Leonardtown, Maryland
  • 1968 Casper Christensen, Danish comedian (Hvaffor en hånd), born in Kerteminde, Denmark
  • 1970 Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-American chef and television host, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1971 Richard Armitage, English actor (The Hobbit, Robin Hood), born in Leicester, Leicestershire
  • 1971 Rick Yune, American actor (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Marliece Andrada, playmate (March 1998), born in Manteca, California
  • 1973 Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
  • 1973 Kristen Wiig, American comedian and actress (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), born in Canandaigua, New York
  • 1974 Brimstone, American professional wrestler
  • 1975 Sheree Murphy, English actress (Emmerdale), born in Stoke Newington, London
  • 1975 Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor (Love Actually), born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1978 James Corden, British actor, comedian and television host (The Late Late Show with James Corden), born in Hillingdon, London
  • 1979 Brandon Quintin Adams, American actor (The People Under the Stairs), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1979 Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1980 Christi Shake, American model and actress, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1983 Laura Breckenridge, American actress (Rose Sorelli-Related), born in Flourtown, Pennsylvania
  • 1986 Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese actress, born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Film director Leni Riefenstahl (101) weds cinematographer Horst Kettner (59)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, California


Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2011 Actress Melissa Gilbert (47) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner (61) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 long years of marriage
  • 2012 "General Hospital" actress Vanessa Marcil (39) divorces actor Carmine Giovinazzo (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1944 Raymond Aimos, actor (Golem, Mayerling, La Bandera), dies at 55
  • 1960 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • 1965 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • 1973 Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
  • 1974 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1977 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair), dies at 59
  • 1990 Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45
  • 1991 Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1993 Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint)
  • 1994 Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine), dies at 80
  • 2003 Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
  • 2004 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director (b. 1920)