On This Day

October 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 26 CBS' premiere of fact based TV film "Children of the Night", based on sociology student Lois Lee's expose on female crime and inconsistent enforcement of prostitution laws in Los Angeles

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 10 Aaron Himelstein, American actor (Austin Powers in Goldmember), born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • Oct 11 Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress (Harriet the Spy), born in New York
  • Oct 14 Daniel Clark, Canadian actor
  • Oct 14 Sherlyn González, Mexican actress
  • Oct 20 Jennifer Nicole Freeman, American actress
  • Oct 21 Maximillian Roeg, English actor (Aria), born in London

Person of interestCiara

Oct 25 Ciara [Harris], American singer and songwriter (Ciara: The Evolution) and model, born in Austin, Texas

Singer Ciara
Singer
Ciara
  • Oct 26 Asin Thottumkal, Indian actress (Ghajini), born in Kochi, Kerala, India

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), dies of leukaemia at 58
  • Oct 2 Rock Hudson, American actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms, Ice Station Zebra), dies of AIDS-related complications at 59
  • Oct 2 Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
  • Oct 3 Charles Collingwood, American news commentator (Chronicles), dies at 68
  • Oct 3 Maurice Copeland, American actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74

Person of interestOrson Welles

Oct 10 Orson Welles, American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles

Person of interestYul Brynner

Oct 10 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), dies of cancer at 65

  • Oct 12 Johnny Olson, American radio personality and television announcer (The Price is Right), dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Claude Stroud, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • Oct 29 John Lodge, American actor (Witchmaker) and politician (79th Governor of Connecticut), dies at 82
  • Oct 30 Kirby Grant, American actor (Rustlers Round-Up, Yukon Gold, Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
  • Oct 31 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), dies at 72