On This Day in Film & TV for August 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1940 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
  • 1989 22nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • 1992 Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot

Film release premierFilm Premier

1992 "Unforgiven" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1993)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actor Morgan Freeman
Actor
Morgan Freeman
Actor Gene Hackman
Actor
Gene Hackman
  • 1995 CNN en Espanol premieres

Music concertMusic Concert

1997 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Film release premierFilm Release

2001 The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released

Actress Anne Hathaway
Actress
Anne Hathaway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008 Morgan Freeman is injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, when his car flipped over several times on the highway


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1895 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (An Old Man's Folly), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1941)
  • 1902 Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Dolores del Rio, Mexican silent screen actress (Deseada, Bugambilia), born in Durango, Mexico (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Adrienne Ames, American actress (Death Kiss, Panama Patrol), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1947)
  • 1907 Irene Tedrow, American actress (Lucy-Dennis the Menace, Mr Novak), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian television comedy writer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Jordan Whitfield, American actor (Bomba the Jungle Boy, Lord of the Jungle, Swamp Fox), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1918 Larry Haines [Hecht], American actor (The Odd Couple, Search for Tomorrow), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Marilyn Maxwell, American actress and entertainer (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid, East of Sumatra), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1972)
  • 1926 Gordon Scott [Werschkul], American actor (Tarzan series), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2009)
  • 1928 Cécile Aubry, French actress (The Black Rose), author (Belle et Sébastien), television screenwriter and director, born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • 1930 James Komack, American writer, director and actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1934 Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1936 Edward Petherbridge, English actor (The Guardians), born in West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1937 Steven Berkoff, English actor (Rambo: First Blood Part II), born in Stepney, London
  • 1938 George Memmoli, American actor (Earl-Hello Larry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2016)

Person of interestMartin Sheen

1940 Martin Sheen [Ramon Estevez], American actor (Badlands, The West Wing), born in Dayton, Ohio

Person of interestMartha Stewart

1941 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • 1942 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1945 Ron Hendren, American TV host (Entertainment Tonight), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1950 Jo Marie Payton, American actress (Harriette-Family Matters), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1952 Jay North, American actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1952 Loles León, Spanish actress (Aquí no hay quien viva), born in Barcelona
  • 1955 Corey Burton, American voice actor, born in Granada Hills, Los Angeles
  • 1957 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker, born in Guntur, India
  • 1958 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director (The Secret Life of Us), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1961 Molly Hagan, American actress (Code of Silence), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1963 Carlo Imperato, American actor (Fame), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963 Isaiah Washington, American actor (The 100), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 John Femia, American actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1974 Jenny Beck, American actress (Claire Carroll-Guns & Paradise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Tómas Lemarquis, Icelandic actor (Nói Albínói), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1979 Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress (Lost, The Hobbit), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
  • 1983 Mamie Gummer, American actress (Nancy Crozier-The Good Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1984 Jon Foster, American actor (Stay Alive), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1984 Amanda Kimmel, American actress and beauty queen, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1990 Jourdan Dunn, British model, born in London, England

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1932 Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director Otto Preminger (26) weds Marion Mill
  • 2013 Actor and model Kevin Zegers (28) weds talent agent Jaime Feld in New Jersey

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1933 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • 1966 Lenny Bruce [Leonard Schneider], American comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
  • 1973 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
  • 1974 Almira Sessions, actress (Oklahoma Annie), dies at 85
  • 1975 Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79
  • 1977 Alfred Lunt, American actor (The Guardsman, Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 83
  • 1983 Carolyn Jones, American actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1986 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41
  • 1993 James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies of stomach cancer at 76
  • 1994 Innokenti Smoktunovski, Russian actor (Hamlet), dies at 69
  • 1995 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), dies at 77
  • 1996 Guido Alberti, Italian film actor (Marco the Magnificent), dies at 87
  • 2001 Christopher Hewett, British actor (b. 1922)
  • 2002 Carmen Silvera, Canadian-born British actress ('Allo 'Allo!), dies of lung cancer at 80
  • 2005 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2, Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 2011 Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)
  • 2015 Coleen Gray [Doris Bernice Jensen], American actress (Apache Drums, The Killing), dies at 92
  • 2017 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), dies at 91
  • 2017 Ty Hardin [Orison Hungerford Jr.], American actor (Riptide, Bronco), dies at 87
  • 2018 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), dies of pneumonia at 86