On This Day

October 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Television Premiere

Oct 9 "The Late Show with Joan Rivers" premieres on Fox, first woman to host a US late-night TV talk show

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Jurnee Smollett-Bell, American actress (Lovecraft Country), born in New York City
  • Oct 1 Sayaka Kanda, Japanese singer and actress, born in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 2 Camilla Belle, American actress (Rip Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 6 Olivia Thirlby, American actress
  • Oct 6 Yoo Ah-in, South Korean actor (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Oct 12 Marcus T. Paulk, American actor (Moesha), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 14 Skyler Shaye, American actress
  • Oct 20 Priyanka Sharma, Indian actress
  • Oct 21 Alex Kew, British actor
  • Oct 21 Christopher Uckermann, Mexican-Swedish actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct 23 Jessica Stroup, American Actress (90210), born in Anderson, South Carolina

Emilia Clarke

Oct 23 Emilia Clarke, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in London, England

Actress Emilia Clarke
Actress
Emilia Clarke

Drake

Oct 24 Drake [Aubrey Drake Graham], Canadian actor and rapper (Hotline Bling), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake
  • Oct 31 Christie Hayes, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in North Nowra, New South Wales, Australia

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 5 Hal B. Wallis [Aaron Blum Wolowicz], American movie producer (Casablanca; Maltese Falcon; Martin & Lewis; Elvis movies; Barefoot in the Park), dies at 87
  • Oct 7 Cheryl Crawford, American actress and producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon), dies at 84
  • Oct 14 Keenan Wynn, American actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor), dies at 70
  • Oct 22 Ivor Francis, actor (Dusty's Trail), dies at 68
  • Oct 22 Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes
  • Oct 25 Forrest Tucker, American actor (F Troop, Dusty Trail, The Crawling Eye), dies of lung cancer and emphysema at 67
  • Oct 29 Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1913)