October 1948 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 9 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 24 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Avery Brooks, American actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Oct 2 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1998)
  • Oct 3 Michael Medved, American film critic
  • Oct 5 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 5 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 8 Sarah Purcell, American actress and TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • Oct 8 Stephanie Marrian [Stefanie Khan], French model, actress and comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 8 Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), born in Dijon, France (d. 2006)
  • Oct 16 Michael Tylo, American actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 16 Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • Oct 17 George Wendt, American actor (Norm in Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), born in Yellowknife, Canada
  • Oct 21 Tom Everett, American actor
  • Oct 26 Marshall Colt, actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestKate Jackson

Oct 29 Kate Jackson, actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 13 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • Oct 15 Edythe Chapman, American actress (b. 1863)