On This Day

October 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 7 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)
  • Oct 10 NBC premieres tele-biopic, "Winnie", starring Meredith Baxter and based on life of [Gwyanna] Winifred Sprockett
  • Oct 17 Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Oct 18 "Roseanne" TV comedy starring Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf premieres in the US on ABC

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
Actor John Goodman
Actor
John Goodman
  • Oct 19 US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows
  • Oct 21 Bat*21, an American war film, is released
  • Oct 22 "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera screens on NBC
  • Oct 25 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets
  • Oct 27 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Cariba Heine, Australian actress
  • Oct 3 Tadhg Kelly, American actor
  • Oct 3 Alicia Vikander, actress (The Danish Girl), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Oct 4 Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer (Glee, Supergirl), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • Oct 5 Bobby Edner, American actor, born in Downey, California
  • Oct 5 Maja Salvador, Filipina actress, born in Aparri, Philippines
  • Oct 6 Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
  • Oct 6 Kayky Brito, Brazilian actor.
  • Oct 14 MacKenzie Mauzy, American actress
  • Oct 14 Max Thieriot, American actor
  • Oct 24 Daniel Shalikar, American actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Oct 24 Joshua Shalikar, American actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Oct 30 Janel Parrish, American actress (Pretty Little Liars), born in Oahu, Hawaii

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 9 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • Oct 11 Bonita Granville, American actress and producer (These Three, Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Oct 11 Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90
  • Oct 11 Wayland Flowers, ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
  • Oct 12 Ken Murray, actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
  • Oct 14 Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
  • Oct 25 Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
  • Oct 27 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On films), dies near London at 73
  • Oct 29 Ben Aerden [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), dies at 78
  • Oct 30 Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
  • Oct 30 T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 John Houseman, Romanian actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86