On This Day

October 1942 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor Bud Abbott
Comedian and Actor
Bud Abbott

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 22 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York


Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestSteve Sabol

Oct 2 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Oct 4 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Oct 4 Jenny Arean [Joanna Klarenbeek], Dutch actress (Paul Chevrolet)
  • Oct 6 Britt Ekland, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 6 Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 7 Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian (The View), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestAmitabh Bachchan

Oct 11 Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor (The Great Gatsby), born in Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Oct 12 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • Oct 13 Pamela Tiffin, American actress (Viva Max!), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 20 Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)

Person of interestJudith Sheindlin

Oct 21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • Oct 22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 26 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), born in Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England (d. 2014)
  • Oct 29 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 Bob Ross, American artist and television host, born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Oct 30 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), born in Motala, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • Oct 31 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2018)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 4 Actor Gregory Peck (26) weds real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (31)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 20 May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84