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October 1975 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

PlanePlane Crash

Oct 4 A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.

Professional Wrestler Ric Flair
Professional Wrestler
Ric Flair

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Oct 11 "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
Actor Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Elton John is given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
Elton John

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Chulpan Khamatova, Russian actress
  • Oct 1 Kim Suna, Korean actress
  • Oct 3 India Arie [Simpson], American neo-soul singer ("I Am Light") and actress (Voyage to India), born in Denver, Colorado

Person of interestKate Winslet

Oct 5 Kate Winslet, British actress (Titanic, Revolutionary Road), born in Reading, Berkshire, England

Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
  • Oct 5 Scott E Weinger, American actor (Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House), born in New York City, New York
  • Oct 5 Parminder Nagra, English actress, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Oct 7 Terry Gerin, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 7 Tim Minchin, Australian comedian and musician, born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Oct 12 Lex Lang, American actor (Power Rangers), born in Hollywood, California
  • Oct 16 Kellie Martin, Riverside CA, actress (Life Goes On, Cristy)
  • Oct 23 Odalys GarcĂ­a, Cuban actress (Lente Loco), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Oct 29 Kelly Lin, Chinese actress
  • Oct 30 Maria Thayer, American actress (Accepted), born in Boring, Oregon

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 10 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (43) 6th marriage and remarriage to actor Richard Burton (49)

Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton
Actress Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Wade Crosby, American actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70
  • Oct 6 Henry Calvin, actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
  • Oct 10 Lillian Walker, American silent era actress, dies at 88
  • Oct 18 Al Lettieri, American actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Oct 23 Barboura Morris, American actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
  • Oct 23 Charles Brokaw, American actor (Outer Gate, I Cover the War), dies at 77
  • Oct 25 Frank Puglia, Italian actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • Oct 31 Joseph Calleia, Maltese-American actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78