October 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Oct 5 TV sketch comedy series "Monty Python's Flying Circus" premieres on BBC1

  • 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

Someday We'll Be Together

Oct 9 The Supremes release single "Someday We'll Be Together", Diana Ross' last recording with the group

  • Oct 12 KHOF (now KAGL) TV channel 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, California (IND) begins
  • 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; Between Two Ferns), born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
  • Oct 2 Jun Akiyama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Oct 2 Mitch English, American actor
  • Oct 2 Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian stage and screen actor, and film dubber, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2008)
  • Oct 3 Shane Butterworth, American actor (Bad News Bears (TV series) - "Timmy"), born in Sherman Oaks, California
  • Oct 5 Karyn Parsons, actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [or Oct 8 66]
  • Oct 7 Malia Hosaka, Hawaiian professional wrestler, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Oct 7 Maria Whittaker, English model, born in Hounslow, United Kingdom
  • 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 Takao ┼îmori, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Oct 16 Terri J. Vaughn, American actress
  • Oct 17 Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian
  • Oct 17 Wood Harris, American actor

Trey Parker (53 years old)

Oct 19 American animator, producer, actor and composer (South Park; The Book of Mormon), born in Conifer, Colorado

  • 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, American actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good & Evil), born in California
  • Oct 23 Sanjay Gupta, American neurosurgeon and medical reporter (CNN), born in Novi, Michigan
  • Oct 24 Adela Noriega, Mexican actress (Quincea├▒era), born in Mexico City

Samantha Bee (53 years old)

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

  • Oct 29 Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter (Proinos Kafes), born in Athens, Greece
  • Oct 30 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese video game music composer, born in Saitama, Japan

Weddings in Film & TV

Robert Evans & Ali MacGraw

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

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 8 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), dies at 80

Sonja Henie (1912-1969)

Oct 12 Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), and 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