On This Day

October 1972 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 23 WNJS TV channel 23 in Camden, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • Oct 7 Ben Younger, American screenwriter and film director, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 9 Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor (Neighbours), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 10 Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter (Shadow Behind The Moon), born in Makati City, Philippines
  • Oct 11 Claudia Black, Australian actress (Stargate SG-1), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 12 Irina Pantaeva, Russian-American supermodel and actress, born in Ulan-Ude, Russia
  • Oct 15 Matt Keeslar, American actor 9The Last Days of Disco), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Oct 18 Jake Farrow, American actor (Drake & Josh)
  • Oct 21 Felicity Andersen, Australian actress
  • Oct 21 Masakazu Morita, seiyu and actor
  • Oct 22 Saffron Burrows, English-American actress (Boston Legal), born in London
  • Oct 22 D'Lo Brown, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 24 Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress (This Charming Girl), born in South Korea
  • Oct 25 Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor and TV personality (Street Cents), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Oct 29 Gabrielle Union, American actress, author and activist (Bring it on, Being Mary Jane), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Oct 29 Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress (Black-ish), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 31 Matt Dawson MBE, English rugby union halfback (77 caps England, 7 British & Irish Lions; Northampton, London Wasps) and broadcaster ( A Question of Sport, BBC), born in Birkenhead, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 Colin Gordon, British actor (The Pink Panther, Casino Royale), dies at 61
  • Oct 6 Cliff Hall [Robert Clifford Hall], American actor (At This Moment, Dutch Treat, Crime Photographer), dies at 78
  • Oct 9 Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69
  • Oct 16 Leo G. Carroll, British actor (Topper; Strangers On A Train; Man From U.N.C.L.E.), dies at 85
  • Oct 18 Esma Cannon, Australian-born actress (Sailor Beware!), dies at 66
  • Oct 27 Lew Parker [Austin Lewis Jacobs], American actor (Are You with It?, That Girl), dies from cancer at 64