On This Day

October 1951 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)
  • Oct 3 CBS-TV airs the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prize fight; Australian light-heavyweight Dave Sands outpoints Carl 'Bobo' Olson in 10 rounds at Chicago Stadium

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Oct 15 "I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS

Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz
Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Romina Power, daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Justine), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestSting

Oct 2 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 4 Alan Rosenberg, American actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Oct 5 Karen Allen, American actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers), born in Carrollton, Illinois
  • Oct 7 John "Cougar" Mellencamp, American musician (Jack & Diane) & actor (Falling From Grace), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Oct 9 Richard Chaves, American actor (Cease Fire, Predator), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 9 Robert Wuhl, American actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam), born in Union, New Jersey
  • Oct 15 Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Die), born in Devon, England
  • Oct 16 Daniel Gerroll, actor (Big Business), born in London, England
  • Oct 18 Pam Dawber, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 19 Annie Golden, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 23 Michael Rupert, actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 24 Todd Crespi, German actor (Magician), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Oct 27 Jayne Kennedy, American actress (Body and Soul), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 30 Harry Hamlin, American actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 29 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 12 Leon Errol, Australian actor (Ziegfeld Follies, What a Blonde!), dies at 70