October 1949 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 5 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins
  • Oct 16 WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 31 WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 Armand Assante, American actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestSigourney Weaver

Oct 8 Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], American actress (Alien, Working Girl), born in Manhattan, New York

  • Oct 10 Jessica Harper, American actress (Inserts, Stardust Memories), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 12 Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler, born in Borger, Texas
  • Oct 13 Marisol Malaret, 1st Puerto Rican Miss Universe (1970), born in Utuado, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 14 Katy Manning, English actress (Doctor Who-Jo Grant), born in Guildford, Surrey, England
  • Oct 17 Bill Hudson, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 25 Brian Kerwin, American actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Kevin Sullivan, American wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 28 Caitlyn Jenner [born Bruce Jenner], American decathalete (Olympic gold 1976), TV personality, and prominent transgender figure, born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • Oct 29 Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)

Weddings in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 1 Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson