October 1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"
  • Oct 18 Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA

Music release#1 in the Charts

Oct 25 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 Jimmy Workman, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)
  • Oct 4 Tim Peper, American actor
  • Oct 7 Edison Chen, Canadian-born actor
  • Oct 8 Andria Gayle Mullins, Miss Texas Teen USA (Teen with Style-1997)
  • Oct 8 Mike Mizanin, American wrestler

Person of interestNick Cannon

Oct 8 Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing), born in San Diego, California

Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • Oct 16 Jeremy Jackson, actor (Shout, Baywatch), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 19 Benjamin Salisbury, actor (Brighton Sheffield-Nanny), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestKim Kardashian

Oct 21 Kim [Kimberly] Kardashian, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
  • Oct 25 Mehcad Brooks, American actor and former model
  • Oct 27 Cassia Riley, American model
  • Oct 28 Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 28 Dimitri Liakopoulos, Greek actor
  • Oct 29 Ben Foster, American actor
  • Oct 30 Sarah Carter, Canadian actress
  • Oct 31 Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor (American Pie, American Wedding), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 31 Samaire Armstrong, American actress (It's A Boy Girl Thing), born in Tokyo, Japan

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 "The Princess Bride" actor Chris Sarandon (38) weds model Lisa Cooper

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) weds businesswoman Lisa Gottsegen (26) in Roxbury, Connecticut

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 15 Actor Rod Taylor (50) weds Carol Kikumura

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 6 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) divorces actress Anne Byrne (37) after 11 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 Josephine "Hattie" Jacques, British comedy actress (Carry on films, Hancock's Half Hour), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Oct 6 Ray Walker, actor (Baby Take a Bow), dies
  • Oct 10 William "Billie" Thomas, American actor (Our Gang), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Oct 10 William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Oct 27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • Oct 28 Leon Janney (Ramon), American actor (Charly, Stolen Paradise, Hawk), dies of cancer at 63