October 1938 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 30 A radio broadcast of H. G. Wells "The War of the Worlds", narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Rex Reed, movie critic/actor (Myra Breckinridge), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Oct 2 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (d. 1983)
  • Oct 7 Robert Drivas, Chi, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Illustrated Man) [or 11/21]
  • Oct 8 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service)
  • Oct 13 Jim McMullan, Long Beach NY, actor (Dr McDaniel-Ben Casey)
  • Oct 16 Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)
  • Oct 18 Dawn Wells, American actress
  • Oct 22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • Oct 22 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • Oct 23 Jordan Christopher, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), born in Nimes, France (d. 2013)
  • Oct 29 Ralph Bakshi, American animator (Lord of the Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse), born in Haifa, Mandatory Palestine
  • Oct 30 Ed Lauter, Long Beach, New York, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), (d. 2013)