October 1964 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 12 KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins
  • Oct 12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • Oct 12 WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 21 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1965)

Music release#1 in the Charts

Oct 31 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Harry Hill, British comedian
  • Oct 2 Sherry Arnett, playmate (Jan, 1986), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 3 Clive Owen, British actor
  • Oct 9 Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director (Pan's Labyrinth), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Oct 10 Quinton Flynn, American voice actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 11 Michael J. Nelson, American actor (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in St. Charles, Illinois
  • Oct 12 JoAnn Willette, American actress (Constance-Just 10 of Us, Real Genius), born in Lewiston, Maine
  • Oct 13 Christopher Judge, American-Canadian actor (Stargate SG-1), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 David Cromer, American theatre director and actor (The Band's Visit)
  • Oct 19 Ty Pennington [Gary Tygert Burton], American television host (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 24 Griffin O'Neal, actor (April Fools Day, Wraith)
  • Oct 25 Melinda McGraw, Nicosa Cyprus, actress (Macenzie-Pursuit Of Happiness)
  • Oct 25 Michael Boatman, actor (Carter-Spin City), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Oct 25 Kevin Michael Richardson, American actor
  • Oct 31 Amanda Sandrelli, actress (The Key), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 31 The Boogeyman [Marty Wright], American professional wrestler, born in Phoenix, Arizona

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 10 Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
  • Oct 10 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), dies from an accidental overdose at 39
  • Oct 19 Maurice Gosfield, actor (Doberman-Phil Silvers Show), dies at 51
  • Oct 25 Belle Montrose, actress (Mrs Harrison-Hathaways), dies at 78
  • Oct 27 Sammee Tong, actor (Bachelor Father, Mickey), dies at 63