On This Day

October 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

TV Show Appearance

Oct 13 Teri Garr appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Emily in for Carol"

Film Premiere

Oct 13 "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek premieres at the New York Film Festival

Music Single

Oct 19 Ringo Starr releases music single "Photograph" in the UK

  • Oct 20 Mariette Hartley appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in the episode "Have You Met Miss Dietz?"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Efren Ramirez, American actor

Neve Campbell

Oct 3 Neve Campbell, Canadian actress (Party of 5; Scream), born in Guelph, Ontario

  • Oct 3 Keiko Agena, Japanese-American actress
  • Oct 3 Lena Headey, British actress (Game of Thrones), born in Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Oct 6 Jeff Davis, American comedian
  • Oct 6 Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
  • Oct 9 Erin Daniels, American actress (The L Word), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 9 Steve Burns, American actor, television host (Blues Clues, 1996-2002), and musician, born in Boyertown, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 10 Mario Lopez, American actor (A C Slater-Saved by the Bell), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 11 Takeshi Kaneshiro, Taiwanese-Japanese actor and model, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Oct 12 Rodney Mack, professional wrestler, born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Oct 13 Nanako Matsushima, Japanese actress (Ring), born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 16 Peter Polaco, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 23 Malaika Arora, Indian TV host, dancer and actress, born in Thane, India
  • Oct 26 Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Morioka, Iwate, Japan

Seth MacFarlane

Oct 26 Seth MacFarlane, American animator, television producer (American Dad!, Family Guy) and filmmaker (Ted), born in Kent, Connecticut

  • Oct 27 Monica Louwerens, Canadian-American actress (Power Rangers) and Miss America-Mississippi (Top 10, 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 28 Alvin Burke, Jr., American professional wrestler
  • Oct 30 Edge [Adam Copeland], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Orangeville, Ontario
  • Oct 30 Silvia Corzo, Colombian newscaster, born in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia

Weddings in Film & TV

William Shatner

Oct 20 Canadian "Star Trek" actor William Shatner (42) weds Marcy Lafferty; divorce in 1996

Neil Simon

Oct 25 American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Joe Devlin, American actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 77
  • Oct 2 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), dies at 69
  • Oct 6 Dennis Price, English actor (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), dies at 58 (b. 1915)
  • Oct 6 Sidney Blackmer, American actor (played Ted Roosevelt in 7 movies, Rosemary's Baby), dies of cancer at 78
  • Oct 14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • Oct 18 Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79
  • Oct 18 Walt Kelly, American cartoonist and animator (Pogo), dies at 60
  • Oct 27 Allan "Rocky" Lane, American western cowboy actor (voice of Mr Ed, Red Ryder), dies from cancer at 64
  • Oct 28 Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)