October 1954 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 9 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 10 1st National Film Awards (India): "Shyamchi Aai" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Oct 15 KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 18 WBTW TV channel 13 in Florence, SC (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 18 WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)
  • Oct 19 KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 23 WSAU TV channel 7 in Wausau, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 27 WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Oct 27 Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC

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  • Oct 31 KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Richard Schlesinger, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 2 Lani O'Grady, American actress (Mary-8 is Enough), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Oct 2 Lorraine Bracco, American actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 7 Victor Manuel Mar, wrestler (AAA/NJPW, Black Cat)
  • Oct 8 Michael Dudikoff, American actor (American Ninja, TRON), born in Redondo Beach, California
  • Oct 9 Scott Bakula, American actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 10 Rekha, Bollywood actress (Khoon Bhari Maang), born in Madras, India
  • Oct 10 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor (El Malek Howwa El Malek), born in Aswan, Egypt
  • Oct 15 Jere Burns, American actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 16 Stephen Mellor, American actor
  • Oct 18 Liz Burch, Australian actress
  • Oct 23 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung
  • Oct 24 Doug Davidson, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 26 D. W. Moffett, American actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Oct 27 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist (Star Wars comics)
  • Oct 31 Ken Wahl [Anthony Calzaretta], American actor (Wiseguy, The Gladiator, The Wanderers), born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 Herbert Prior, British actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire), dies at 87