On This Day in Film & TV for October 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1952 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
  • 1953 KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, PR (TCI) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, VA (IND) begins broadcasting

AgreementContract of Interest

1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

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

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1962 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford
  • 1962 WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
  • 1967 KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins

Film release premierFilm Premier

1968 Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh

  • 1974 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US
  • 1992 Cartoon Cable Network premieres

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1890 Alice Joyce, American actress (Song O' My Heart), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • 1890 Stanley Holloway, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England
  • 1896 Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)
  • 1903 George Coulouris, actor (Runaway Bus), born in Manchester, England
  • 1907 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Barbara Morrison, English actress (Project Moonbase), born in Weston-Super-Mare (d. 1992)
  • 1909 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1914 Michael Goodliffe, Cheshire England, actor (5th Day of Peace)
  • 1920 Lonny Chapman, actor (Investigator, For the People), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1920 Walter Matthau, American actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 James Whitmore, actor (Give 'em Hell Harry), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1927 Tom Bosley, actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927 Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • 1928 George Peppard, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1928 Laurence Harvey, [Larushka Skine], Lithuanian-born South African actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet), born in Joni┼íkis (d. 1973)
  • 1930 Philippe Noiret, Lille France, actor (Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino)

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1930 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

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1935 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
  • 1936 Stella Stevens, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)
  • 1939 Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
  • 1947 Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1950 Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • 1954 Richard Schlesinger, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Stelios Mainas, Greek actor
  • 1958 Michelle Bauer, [Medvitz], California, actress (One Million Heels BC)
  • 1960 Elizabeth Dennehy, actress (Guiding Light) [or Nov 1]
  • 1961 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • 1963 Beth Chamberlin, Danville Vt, actress (Beth Spaulding-Guiding Light)
  • 1964 Harry Hill, British comedian
  • 1965 Cindy Margolis, American model and actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Ted King, American Actor
  • 1966 Christopher Titus, American actor/comedian
  • 1968 Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1969 Zach Galifianakis, American actor (The Hangover, Birdman) born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
  • 1970 Gam Wu-seong, South Korean actor
  • 1971 Song Il Gook, Korean actor
  • 1971 Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress
  • 1974 Christian Borle, American actor
  • 1975 Chulpan Khamatova, Russian actress
  • 1975 Kim Suna, Korean actress
  • 1976 Kona Cormack, playmate (Feb, 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1978 Leticia Cline, American model and TV Personality
  • 1986 Jurnee Smollett, American actress
  • 1987 Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor, singer
  • 1988 Cariba Heine, Australian actress

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1989 Brie Larson [Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers], actress (Room), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

Actress Brie Larson
Actress
Brie Larson
  • 1990 Charlie McDonnell, British YouTube Personality

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1949 Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)

  • 1988 Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth

HeartWedding of Interest

1994 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (38) weds labor union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg in California

  • 2008 "7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (27) weds Michael Cameron (27) at the Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo in Ravello, Italy
  • 2011 Rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2014 Actress Scarlett Johansson (30) weds advertising agency owner Romain Dauriac in Philipsburg, Montana

  • 2016 TV host Louise Roe (33) weds Mackenzie Hunkin at the historic Eton College Chapel in Windsor, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1955 Charles Christie, American film studio owner (b. 1880)
  • 1961 Donald Cook, actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60
  • 1965 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • 1973 Joe Devlin, actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74
  • 1990 Christine Forrest, actress (Martin), dies
  • 1992 Harry Milton Ray, singer/actor (Avanti!), dies of stroke at 45
  • 1993 Reizl Bozyk, Polish/US actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
  • 1993 Janine Darcey, French actress (Priez pour nous), dies at 75
  • 1993 Joseph Warren, actor (Gift of Love, Urban Warriors), dies at 77
  • 1995 Margaret Gorman Cahill, 1st Miss America (1921), dies at 90
  • 2001 Guy Beaulne, French-Canadian actor and theatre director (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • 2014 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 66