October 1952 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
  • Oct 3 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
  • Oct 12 KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 5 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)
  • Oct 5 Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor
  • Oct 5 Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host (d. 2007)
  • Oct 7 Mary Badham, American actress
  • Oct 8 Edward Zwick, American film director

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

Oct 9 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • Oct 12 Danielle Proulx, French Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Oct 13 Beverly Johnson, model/actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy)
  • Oct 14 Harry Anderson, American actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2016
  • Oct 16 Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
  • Oct 19 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • Oct 20 Melanie Mayron, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 21 Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter

Person of interestJeff Goldblum

Oct 22 Jeff Goldblum, American actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania

Person of interestRoberto Benigni

Oct 27 Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor (Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow), born in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

  • Oct 28 Annie Potts, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 18 Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 20 Basil Radford, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Whiskey Galore, Night Train), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Oct 23 Susan Peters [Suzanne Carnahan], American actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas), dies of complications resulting from pyelonephritis, pneumonia, and starvation at 31

Person of interestHattie McDaniel

Oct 26 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With the Wind), dies of breast cancer at 57