On This Day

October 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

Oct 4 "The Last Emperor" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival (Best Picture 1988)

  • Oct 24 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor and singer (The Prince Of Tennis), born in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • Oct 1 Michaela Coel, English actress, filmmaker and singer (Chewing Gum), born in London, England
  • Oct 3 Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican Miss Universe
  • Oct 4 Michael Roman, actor (Al-One Life to Live)
  • Oct 8 Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 17 Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress
  • Oct 18 Zac Efron, American actor (17 Again), and singer (High School Musical; The Greatest Showman), born in San Luis Obispo, California,
  • Oct 18 Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model
  • Oct 23 Seo In-Guk, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (The Master's Sun), born in Ulsan, South Korea
  • Oct 23 Carmella [Leah Van Dale], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Spencer, Massachusetts
  • Oct 24 Lincoln Lewis, Australian actor (Tomorrow, When the War Begin), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Oct 30 Ashley Graham, American model and body activist, born in Lincoln, Nebraska

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Madeleine Carroll, English actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), dies at 81
  • Oct 13 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • Oct 17 Ruby Dandridge [Ruby Jean Butler], American actress (Father of the Bride), dies at 87
  • Oct 22 Angiolino "Lino" Ventura, Italian actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Oct 25 Cecil Brown, American war correspondent (worked closely with Edward R. Murrow during WW II), dies at 80