On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in October 1956

  • Oct 3 Hart Bochner, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 3 Peter Frechette, American actor (Paint it Black, George-Profiler), born in Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Oct 4 Christoph Waltz, German Austrian actor (Django Unchained), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 7 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 8 Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress (Remington Steele, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 10 Mark Gordon, American film producer (Saving Private Ryan), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Oct 13 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California
  • Oct 18 Craig Bartlett, American animator (Hey Arnold!, Dinosaur Train, Ready Jet Go!), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 19 Sunny Deol, Indian actor

Person of interestDanny Boyle

Oct 20 Danny Boyle, English film director (Trainspotting; Slumdog Millionaire), born in Manchester, England

Film Director Danny Boyle
Film Director
Danny Boyle

Person of interestCarrie Fisher

Oct 21 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • Oct 26 Rita Wilson, American actress, singer, and film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 30 Juliet Stevenson, English actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story), born in Kelvedon, Essex, England

About October 1956

How Old? 64 or 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)