On This Day

October 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC TV

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • Oct 6 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 7 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 20 WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 26 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 30 WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Zach Galifianakis, American actor (The Hangover, Birdman), born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
  • Oct 2 Mitch English, American actor
  • Oct 2 Jun Akiyama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Oct 3 Shane Butterworth, actor (Timmy-Bad News Bears)
  • Oct 5 Karyn Parsons, actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [or Oct 8 66]
  • Oct 7 Malia Hosaka, Hawaiian professional wrestler
  • Oct 7 Maria Whittaker, English model
  • Oct 8 Dylan Neal, American-Canadian actor (Dylan Shaw-Bold & the Beautiful), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Oct 8 Jeremy Davies, American actor (Saving Private Ryan), born in Traverse city, Michigan
  • Oct 9 Steve McQueen, British filmmaker and artist (12 Years a Slave), born in London, England
  • Oct 13 Cady McClain, American actress (Dixie Martin-All My Children), born in Burbank, California
  • Oct 14 David Strickland, American actor (d. 1999)
  • Oct 15 Dominic West, British actor (The Wire), born in Sheffield, England
  • Oct 16 Terri J. Vaughn, American actress
  • Oct 16 Takao ┼îmori, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Oct 17 Wood Harris, American actor
  • Oct 17 Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian
  • Oct 22 Cuty [Yumi] Suzuki, Kawaguchi Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • Oct 22 Spike Jonze [Adam Spiegel], American director and film producer (Her, Three Kings, Where the Wild Things Are), born in Rockville, Maryland
  • Oct 23 Brooke Theiss, California, actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good & Evil)
  • Oct 24 Adela Noriega, Mexican actress

Person of interestSamantha Bee

Oct 25 Samantha Bee, Canadian-American comedian, actress, and television host, born in Toronto, Ontario

Comedian and TV Host Samantha Bee
Comedian and TV Host
Samantha Bee
  • Oct 29 Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 24 "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 8 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), dies at 80
  • Oct 12 Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57
  • Oct 15 Rod La Rocque, American actor (Mystery Woman), dies at 70
  • Oct 28 Constance Dowling, actress (Blind Spot), dies of cardiac arrest at 49