October 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 14 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
  • Oct 23 CBS raises LP prices to $8.98

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 25 "Halloween", directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress
Jamie Lee Curtis
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Oct 28 NBC's premiere of Kiss' acting debut, "Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park" TV film

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Leticia Cline, American model and TV Personality
  • Oct 3 Shannyn Sossamon, American actress
  • Oct 4 Ko Soo, South Korean television and movie actor
  • Oct 5 Morgan Webb, Canadian-born television presenter
  • Oct 9 Randy Spelling, American actor (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 10 Autumn Waterbury, Miss Illinois Teen USA (2nd-1997)
  • Oct 10 Jodi Lynn O'Keefe, Cliffwood Beach NJ, actress (Cassidy-Nash Bridges)

Person of interestUsher

Oct 14 Usher, American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
  • Oct 15 Devon Gummersall, Colo, actor (Relativity, Brian-My So Called Life)
  • Oct 15 Takeshi Morishima Japanese professional wrestler
  • Oct 18 Wesley Jonathan, American actor
  • Oct 20 Michael Johns, American Idol (season 7) finalist
  • Oct 21 Will Estes, American actor
  • Oct 26 CM Punk, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 26 Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician
  • Oct 28 Marta Etura, Spanish actress
  • Oct 28 Gwendoline Christie, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Worthing, England
  • Oct 30 Amanda Swafford, American model
  • Oct 31 Zachary Knighton, American actor (Happy Endings), born in Alexandria, Virginia

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 8 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Oct 16 Daniel "Dan" Dailey, American dancer and actor (You're My Everything, Governor & J.J.), dies of anemia at 62
  • Oct 19 Gig Young [Byron Elsworth Barr], American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They), kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64