October 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


AgreementContract of Interest

Oct 1 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford
  • Oct 1 WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 5 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

  • Oct 15 WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 16 KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 23 WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 24 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Esai Morales, American actor (Bad Boys, La Bamba), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 2 Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
  • Oct 5 Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
  • Oct 11 Joan Cusack, American actress (Working Girl, SNL, Addams Family Values), born in Evanston Illinois
  • Oct 11 Leslie Landon, actress (Etta Plum-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 11 Nicola Bryant, English actress
  • Oct 12 Carlos Bernard, American actor
  • Oct 13 Kelly Preston, actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Oct 18 Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 23 Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • Oct 25 Nick Hancock, British television presenter
  • Oct 25 Darlene Vogel, American actress ( Pacific Blue), born in Modesto, California
  • Oct 26 Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • Oct 28 Daphne Zuniga, actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs), born in San Francisco, California

Weddings in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 9 French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48
  • Oct 6 Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  • Oct 26 Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 60
  • Oct 27 Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56