October 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 10 NBC premiere of true life drama "Adam", based on John Walsh's son's murder

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 Hiroki Suzuki, Japanese actor
  • Oct 5 Jesse Eisenberg, American actor, author and playwright (The Social Network), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 15 Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Oct 17 Daniel Booko, American actor
  • Oct 17 Felicity Jones, English actress (Rogue One), born in Birmingham
  • Oct 20 Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor
  • Oct 24 Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer
  • Oct 25 Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress
  • Oct 29 Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor
  • Oct 29 Johnny Lewis, actor (Sons of Anarchy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Oct 31 Katy French, Irish Supermodel and Socialite, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2007)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • Oct 8 Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49

Person of interestRalph Richardson

Oct 10 Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

  • Oct 12 The Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Wrestling manager
  • Oct 14 Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Oct 15 Pat O'Brien, American actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces), dies of heart attack at 83
  • Oct 23 Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • Oct 23 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Oct 24 Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35