October 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

I Hear a Symphony

Oct 6 The Supremes release single "I Hear a Symphony"

  • Oct 10 The Supremes appear on the "The Ed Sullivan Show"
  • Oct 15 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 17 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 21 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 27 WCFT-TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

Oct 30 British model Jean Shrimpton causes a sensation at Derby Day at the Melbourne races wearing a white shift dress (four inches above the knee)


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Cindy Margolis, American model and actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 1 Ted King, American Actor
  • Oct 2 Francesca Dellera [Cervellera], actress (Capriccio), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 2 Jill Powell, American actress (Marcy-As The World Turns), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 2 Tom Moody, Australian cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (8 Tests @ 32.57, 76 ODIs; coach Sri Lanka, WA, IPL), born in Adelaide South Australia
  • Oct 8 Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor (Father Ted), born in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland
  • Oct 10 Chris Penn, American actor (The Wild Life), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Oct 10 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress, singer and songwriter, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 11 Sean Patrick Flanery, American actor (Young Indiana Jones, Powder), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Oct 12 Hirokazu Yasuhara, Japanese video game designer (Sonic the Hedgehog), born in Japan
  • Oct 14 Steve Coogan, English comedian, screenwriter, and actor (Spitting Image; Alan Partridge; The Trip; Stan & Ollie), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • Oct 16 Tom Tolbert, American sports broadcaster (KNBR SF-'The Razor & Mr. T'; NBC, ESPN, ABC) and basketball forward (GS Warriors, Orlando Magic, LA Clippers), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 17 Connie Ann Hearn, actress (New Kind of Family), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Oct 19 Brad Daugherty, American basketball center (5 x NBA All-Star; Cleveland Cavaliers), NASCAR team owner (JTG Daugherty Racing, winner Daytona 500 2023) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC, CBS), born in Black Mountain, North Carolina
  • Oct 20 William Zabka, American actor (The Karate Kid), born in New York City
  • Oct 25 2 Cold Scorpio [Charles Bernard Scaggs], American professional wrestler, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 25 ├×orsteinn Bachmann, Icelandic actor (Life in a Fishbowl)
  • Oct 26 Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Oct 28 Jami Gertz, actress (Less the Zero, Crossroads, Solarbabies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 30 Charnele Brown, American actress (Kim-A Different World), born in East Hampton, New York
  • Oct 30 Gavin Rossdale, British rock singer-songwriter (Bush - "Sixteen Stone") and actor, born in London, England
  • Oct 31 Rob Rackstraw, British voice actor, born in Sunderland, England

Weddings in Film & TV

Phyllis Diller

Oct 7 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • Oct 3 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), dies from a malignant brain tumor at 51
  • Oct 18 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British stage and screen character actor (It's A Wonderful Life; Mrs. Miniver; Bells of St Mary), dies of arteriosclerosis at 91
  • Oct 21 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), dies of an accidental drug overdose at 42
  • Oct 31 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 53