On This Day

October 1963 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premier

Oct 10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London

Film & TV History

Oct 11 William Shatner stars in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode of CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone"

  • Oct 14 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
  • Oct 20 WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

Theater Premiere

Oct 23 Neil Simon's play "Barefoot in the Park" starring Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley premieres in NYC


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Beth Chamberlin, Danville Vt, actress (Beth Spaulding-Guiding Light)
  • Oct 5 Sophie Favier, Lyon France, actress (Sans Interdits)

Elisabeth Shue

Oct 6 Elisabeth Shue, American actress (Cocktail, Back to the Future Part II), born in Wilmington, Delaware

  • Oct 6 Jsu Garcia, American actor
  • Oct 10 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Oct 12 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director, born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (d. 2010)
  • Oct 16 Missy Hyatt, wrestling manager (WCW, ECW), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 23 Allison Shearmur [Allison Ivy Brecker], American film executive and producer (Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Jason Bourne), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Oct 25 Tracy Nelson, American actress (Glitter; Square Pegs; Father Dowling Mysteries - "Sister Stephanie"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 26 Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor and producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oct 27 Deborah Moore, English actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives), born in London

Marla Maples

Oct 27 Marla Maples, American actress (Will Rogers Follies), ex-wife of Donald Trump, born in Dalton, Georgia

  • Oct 28 Lauren Holly, actress (Picket Fences), born in Bristol, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 Kristina Wagner, American actress (Felicia Jones-General Hospital), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 30 Michael Beach, American actor (Soul Food), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • Oct 31 Dermot Mulroney, American actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Oct 31 Rob Schneider, American actor (Saturday Night Live, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly), born in San Francisco, California

Weddings in Film & TV

Elizabeth Montgomery

Oct 26 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 7 Grace Darmond, silent screen actress (Below the Surface), dies at 69
  • Oct 7 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), dies from an internal hemorrhage at 63
  • Oct 24 Beverly Wills, actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29
  • Oct 29 Adolphe Menjou, American actor (Front Page, Star is Born), dies at 73
  • Oct 31 Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), dies at 69