October 1981 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 31 1st live US radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
  • Oct 8 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer (Do You Know Why) and actress (The BabyDoll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Oct 9 Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor (Brad-Home Improvement), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Oct 10 Michael Oliver, American actor (Problem Child), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 11 Beau Brady, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 12 Tom Guiry, American actor (The Sandlot), born in Tom's River, New Jersey
  • Oct 12 Sneha, Indian actress (Aanandham), born in Mumbai, India
  • Oct 16 Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress (Alice, The November Man), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 18 Richard Vuu, actor (Last Emperor)
  • Oct 22 Michael Fishman, American actor (DJ in Roseanne), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 24 Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
  • Oct 26 Sam Brown, American comedian
  • Oct 27 Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress
  • Oct 29 Reema Sen, Indian actress

Person of interestIvanka Trump

Oct 30 Ivanka Trump, American businesswoman and daughter of Donald Trump, born in New York

Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump Ivanka Trump
Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump
  • Oct 30 Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 5 "The Hollywood Knights" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (23) weds actor Peter Horton (28) in Santa Monica

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 28 Film director David Lean (73) weds fifth wife Sandra Hotz

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 5 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Crossfire, Sudden Fear, Rich Man Poor Man), dies of peritonitis and breast cancer at 55
  • Oct 5 Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), dies in a plane crash at 48
  • Oct 13 Nils Asther, actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84
  • Oct 15 Frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies at 71
  • Oct 16 Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies
  • Oct 22 Michael Granger, actor (Creature with Atom Brain, Pier 5 Havana), dies
  • Oct 24 Deborah Baltzell, actress (Karen-I'm a Big Girl Now), dies at 25
  • Oct 27 John Warburton, British actor (Saratoga Trunk, King Rat, Cavalcade), dies at 82
  • Oct 30 Georges Brassens, French screenwriter, dies