October 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida
  • Oct 4 Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
  • Oct 4 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 7 "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972)

  • Oct 13 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
  • Oct 23 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Song Il Gook, Korean actor
  • Oct 1 Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress and bussiness woman, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 5 Coni Lyn Hull, Jackson Michigan, Miss America-Michigan (1996)
  • Oct 6 Lola DueƱas, Spanish actress
  • Oct 11 Natalie Jay, English actress (Baywatch), born in Hendon, London
  • Oct 12 Ahn Jae Wook, South Korean actor, composer and singer, born in Donam-dong, Seongbuk District, Seoul, South Korea (d. 1971)

Person of interestSacha Baron Cohen

Oct 13 Sacha Baron Cohen, British comedian and actor (Ali G, Borat), born in London, England

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian/Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Oct 13 Billy Bush, American radio and TV host, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Oct 16 Kathryn J Taylor, Miss USA-Kansas (1997)
  • Oct 18 Tammy Harris, Williamstown NY, Miss America-New York State (1997)
  • Oct 21 Rebecca Lynn Gray, Miss America-Indiana (1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 24 Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress
  • Oct 25 Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • Oct 26 Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor, born in Joliet, Illinois

Person of interestWinona Ryder

Oct 29 Winona Ryder, American actress (Heathers, Edward Scissorhand), born in Winona, Minnesota

Actress Winona Ryder
Actress
Winona Ryder

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 5 Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76
  • Oct 8 Christopher Dark [Alfred Francis DeLeo], American actor, (World Without End, The Time Tunnel), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Oct 11 Chester Conklin, American actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed), dies at 85
  • Oct 19 Betty Bronson, actress (Naked Kiss), dies after brief illness at 64
  • Oct 21 Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), dies of heart attack at 84
  • Oct 25 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo, Little Rascal), dies at 82
  • Oct 26 Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
  • Oct 26 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), dies at 71