On This Day in Film & TV for August 7

Events in Film & TV

  • 1955 KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
  • 1970 WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Recording

1985 Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says in a CNN interview that news anchor Mergyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1884 Billie Burke [Mary William Ethelbert Appleton], American actress (The Wizard of Oz, Merrily We Live), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1970)
  • 1885 Gordon Harker, British actor (Facts of Love, Champagne, Inspector Hornleigh), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1899 Irene "Renie" Riano, English-born American actress [The Family Jewels], born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Ann Harding, American actress (East is West, Janie), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Ben Carter, American actor (Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)
  • 1926 Stan Freberg, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1927 Carl Switzer, IL, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang)
  • 1928 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1932 Maria M L "Marijke" Bakker, Dutch actress (Mammaloe-Pipo the Clown)
  • 1932 Edward Hardwicke, British actor
  • 1939 Verna Bloom, Lynn MA, actress (After Hours, Badge 373)
  • 1939 Anjanette Comer, American actress (Baby, Lepke), born in Dawson, Texas
  • 1940 Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)
  • 1942 Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
  • 1942 Garrison Keillor, American voice actor, humorist and radio personality (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • 1942 Tobin Bell, American actor
  • 1944 David Rasche, actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 John Glover, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1952 Alexei Sayle, British comedian
  • 1954 Caroline Aaron, actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1955 Wayne Knight, American actor
  • 1955 Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director
  • 1960 David Duchovny, American actor (The X-Files, Californication), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor
  • 1964 Michael Weishan, American TV host
  • 1967 Charlotte Lewis, Kensington actress (Golden Child, Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1971 Sydney Penny, actress (Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children)
  • 1972 Greg Serano, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975 Charlize Theron, South African actress (Mad Max, The Cider House Rules, Monster), born in Benoni, Transvaal

  • 1978 Cirroc Lofton, American actor
  • 1979 Eric Johnson, American actor
  • 1980 Aurélie Claudel, French model
  • 1983 Tina O'Brien, British actress
  • 1996 Tessa Allen, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1966 Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Actress Charo

HeartWedding of Interest

1974 Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J. Geils Band

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 "Magnum, P.I." actor Tom Selleck (42) weds actress and dancer Jillie Mack (29) in Incline Village, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

1995 Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
  • 2004 "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (28) weds commercial real estate agent Jennifer Stone (31) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 British pop star Robbie Williams (36) weds actress Ayda Field (31) in an intimate ceremony at Beverly Hills mansion

Deaths in Film & TV

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957 Oliver Hardy, American comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies at 65

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
  • 1972 Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer
  • 1976 Cecil Weston, South African-born actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
  • 1976 Murvyn Vye, actor (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 63
  • 1985 Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1990 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
  • 1991 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • 1992 John Anderson, American actor (Psycho, Ride the High Country, Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies of heart attack at 69
  • 1994 Robert Hutton, [Winne], US actor (Rocket), dies at 74
  • 1994 Larry Martyn, comedy actor (b. 1934)
  • 1996 Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay), dies at 59
  • 1999 Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2005 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 2007 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)