October 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

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)

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Oct 24 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor, singer
  • 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 (High School Musical, 17 Again), born in San Luis Obispo, California,
  • Oct 18 Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model
  • Oct 24 Lincoln Lewis, Australian actor
  • Oct 30 Ashley Graham, American model and body activist, born in Lincoln, Nebraska

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Madeleine Carroll, 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