October 1930 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 14 George Gershwin and Ira Gershin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman premieres in NYC

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Oct 20 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premieres on NBC radio
  • Oct 22 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Philippe Noiret, French actor (Nuovo cinema Paradiso, Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino), born in Lille, Nord (d. 2006)

Person of interestRichard Harris

Oct 1 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
  • Oct 5 George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)

Person of interestRichie Benaud

Oct 6 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Oct 8 James Olsen, American actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Oct 9 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1983)
  • Oct 15 Phillipe Leroy, French actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter (Vengeance, Searching for Monica, Don Juan), born in Seville, Spain
  • Oct 23 GĂ©rard Blain, French director and actor (The Friends, Hatari), born in Paris, France (d. 2000)
  • Oct 30 Marilyn Alex, American actress (Molly-Young & Restless), born in Hollywood, California
  • Oct 30 Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 24 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26