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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 The Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 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, 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 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 19 (Randolph Severn) "Trey" Parker [III], American actor, animator and composer (South Park; The Book of Mormon), born in Conifer, Colorado
  • 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, American actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good & Evil), born in California
  • Oct 24 Adela Noriega, Mexican actress (Quincea├▒era), born in Mexico City

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

Person of interestSonja Henie

Oct 12 Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57

Figure Skater and Actress Sonja Henie
Figure Skater and Actress
Sonja Henie
  • 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