October 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 18 "Persona", Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann, is released

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Christopher Titus, American actor/comedian
  • Oct 2 Yokozuna, [Rodney Anoia], wrestler (WWF/NJPW/AWA, Wild Samoan Kokina)
  • Oct 6 Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
  • Oct 7 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer
  • Oct 8 Art Barr, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1994)
  • Oct 10 Bai Ling, Chinese-born American actress (The Crow, Red Corner), born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Person of interestLuke Perry

Oct 11 Luke Perry, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210), born in Mansfield, Ohio

Actor Luke Perry
Actor
Luke Perry
  • Oct 11 Rikishi [Solofa F. Fatu Jr.], Samoan American professional wrestler, born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 12 Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Oct 15 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • Oct 15 Jeffrey Jacquet, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Whiz Kids), born in Bay City, Texas
  • Oct 17 Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer
  • Oct 17 Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
  • Oct 18 Angela Visser, Neth, Miss Universe (1989)
  • Oct 19 Amy Linker, American actress (Lewis & Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 19 Anna Clark, playmate (Apr, 1987), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 19 Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)
  • Oct 19 Roger R. Cross, Jamaican-born actor
  • Oct 22 Valeria Golino, Italian actress (Rain Man, Little Flames), born in Naples, Italy
  • Oct 25 Perry Satullo, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 26 Steve Valentine, Scottish actor (Crossing Jordan), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland
  • Oct 30 Scott Innes, American voice actor
  • Oct 31 Koji Kanemoto, Japanese wrestler (NJPW/AAA/UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee), born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 31 Mike O'Malley, American actor (The Mike O'Malley Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 13 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Oct 16 George O'Hara, American silent era screenwriter and actor (The Sea Beast, The Grapes of Wrath), dies at 67
  • Oct 17 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), dies at 92
  • Oct 18 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Oct 21 Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95
  • Oct 23 Claire McDowell, actress (Big Parade), dies after long illness at 88
  • Oct 29 [Louis C] Marcel Berckmans, painter/actor (Manner Kater), dies at 83