On This Day

October 1977 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem prior to World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • Oct 20 Revival of stage play "Dracula" premieres in NYC starring Frank Langella as Dracula

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 7 Brandon Quinn, American actor, born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Oct 7 Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress, born in Kaitaia, New Zealand
  • Oct 11 Matthew Bomer, American actor (The Normal Heart), born in Webster Groves, Missouri
  • Oct 13 Kiele Sanchez, American actress (The Glades), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 14 Jonathan Kerrigan, English actor
  • Oct 14 Freddy Kempf, British musician (BBC Young Musician of the Year), born in Croydon, England
  • Oct 17 Bryan Bertino, American film director and screenwriter
  • Oct 18 Chris McKenna, American actor (Joey-One Live to Live), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 19 Jason Reitman, Canadian filmmaker
  • Oct 26 Jon Heder, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Oct 29 Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor
  • Oct 30 Jason Adelman, American actor (Talisman), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 21 Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 10 Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), dies at 47
  • Oct 12 Doris Davenport, actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81

Person of interestBing Crosby

Oct 14 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American singer and actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Oct 15 Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), dies at 77
  • Oct 27 Peg Leg Sam [Arthur Jackson], American country blues harmonica player, singer and comedian, dies at 65
  • Oct 31 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), dies of cancer at 56