October 1974 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US
  • Oct 30 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Christian Borle, American actor
  • Oct 2 Simon Gregson [Simon Gregory], British actor (Coronation Street), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 2 Michelle Krusiec, American actress
  • Oct 4 Claudia Elena Vasquez, Miss Universe-best costume (Colombia, 1997)
  • Oct 4 Paco León, Spanish actor
  • Oct 5 Douglas Emerson, actor (Robbie-Herbie the Love Bug), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 6 Jeremy Sisto, American actor
  • Oct 7 Alexander Polinsky, actor (Adam-Charles in Charge), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 7 Allison Munn, American actress
  • Oct 9 Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor
  • Oct 10 Naike Rivelli, German model/daughter of Ornella Muti
  • Oct 10 Assi Cohen, Israeli comedian and actor
  • Oct 12 Karmyn Tyler, Miss America-Louisiana (1996), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Oct 12 Rachyl Hoskins, Miss USA-Kentucky (1997)
  • Oct 12 Marie Wilson, Canadian actress
  • Oct 13 Hawick Lau, Chinese actor and singer
  • Oct 16 Deo Grech, Maltese television presenter, songwriter
  • Oct 17 Matthew Macfadyen, British actor
  • Oct 18 Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
  • Oct 19 Joy Bryant, American actress (Parenthood, Antwone Fisher), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 22 Layla Harvest Roberts, Kealakekua HI, playmate (Oct, 1997)
  • Oct 23 Kaleena Kiff, actress (Patti-Love Sidney), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 28 Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, PR, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 10 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (41) divorces director-producer William Asher (53) after 11 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 9 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", dies at 66

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • Oct 13 Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73