October 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5 PBS becomes a US television network.
  • Oct 29 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 30 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Gam Wu-seong, South Korean actor
  • Oct 2 Kelly Ripa, actress (Hayley Vaughan-All My Children), born in Statford, New Jersey
  • Oct 2 Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress
  • Oct 5 Josie Bissett, American actress (Jane Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 6 Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer

Person of interestMatt Damon

Oct 8 Matt Damon, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
  • Oct 8 Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer, born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 8 Soon-Yi Previn, Korean-American actress (Hannah and Her Sisters), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Oct 9 Park Sang-min, South Korean actor (General's Son), born in Changwon, South Korea
  • Oct 9 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, born in Laguna Beach, California (d. 1993)
  • Oct 11 Constance Zimmer, American actress (Unreal), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 12 Kirk Cameron, American actor (Mike-Growing Pains), born in Panorama City, Los Angeles
  • Oct 13 Mel Jackson, African-American actor (Soul Food) and R&B musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 14 Daniela Pestova, [Chameleon], model (1995 SI/L'Oreal), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Oct 14 Jon Seda, Puerto Rican actor
  • Oct 16 Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter
  • Oct 17 Shauna O'Brien, Pasco Wash, actress (Showgirls)
  • Oct 19 Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor
  • Oct 20 Chavo Guerrero, Jr., American professional wrestler
  • Oct 25 Adam Goldberg, American actor
  • Oct 25 Adam Pascal, American actor
  • Oct 26 Dian Bachar, American actor, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 26 Raveena Tandon, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • Oct 30 Nia Long, American actress (Guiding Light, Made in America, Soul Food), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 30 Ben Bailey, American host of the TV game show Cash Cab, born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Oct 31 Nicholas "Nicky" Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor and martial arts expert (Xiao Hu Dui/Little Tiger Team), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Oct 31 Craig Kelly, English actor (Queer as Folk, Coronation Street), born in Lytham St Annes, England

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 2 Actor Christopher Plummer (40) weds actress Elaine Taylor (26) in Montreal, Quebec

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 18 Actor Lee Marvin (46) weds radio producer Pamela Feeley (40)

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • Oct 31 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 8 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
  • Oct 17 Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Oct 20 Patrick Wymark [Cheeseman], British actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies of a heart attack at 44