October 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll

Oct 15 Ringo Starr releases single "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"; peaks at 26 in US, fails to chart in UK

  • Oct 24 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 Seann William Scott, American actor (Role Models), born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Alicia Silverstone (46 years old)

Oct 4 American actress (Clueless, Batman Forever), born in San Francisco, California

  • Oct 4 Cabral Ibacka, Romanian actor and television presenter
  • Oct 5 Song Seung-hun, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Oct 6 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Oct 7 Taylor Hicks, American pop and blue-eyed soul singer-songwriter (American Idol, 2006), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 9 Nick Swardson, American stand up comedian and actor (Reno 911!), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 11 Emily Deschanel, American actress (Bones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 12 Sarah Lane, American television personality and ballet dancer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 14 Chang Chen, Taiwanese actor (Red Cliff), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Oct 15 Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer (Fighting Girl), born in Jeonju, South Korea
  • Oct 19 Desmond Harrington, American actor
  • Oct 19 Omar Gooding, American actor
  • Oct 21 Jeremy Miller, West Covina California, actor (Ben-Growing Pains)
  • Oct 22 Helen Svedin, Swedish model
  • Oct 23 Cat Deeley, English TV presetner, model and television personality (SMTV Live), born in West Bromwich, England

Ryan Reynolds (46 years old)

Oct 23 Canadian-American actor (The Proposal; Deadpool), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Oct 31 Piper Perabo, American actress (Covert Affairs), born in Dallas, Texas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), dies at 85
  • Oct 5 Barbara Nichols, American actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly), dies of complications from organ damage at 47
  • Oct 14 Edith Evans, English actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88
  • Oct 31 Linda Watkins, American actress (From Hell it Came, Harpy), dies at 68