October 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 TV true life drama "A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story" premieres on NBC in the US

Sports History

Oct 7 Howard Stern's "US Open Sores" tennis match against his producer Gary Dell'Abate. at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

Radio Premiere

Oct 15 American radio and television evangelist Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard, the first clergyman to be granted a star

Birthdays in Film & TV

Brie LarsonBrie Larson (33 years old)

Oct 1 American actress (Room; Captain Marvel), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

  • Oct 17 Phoebe Tonkin, Australian actress
  • Oct 24 Eliza Taylor-Cotter, Australian actress (Neighbours), born in Melbourne, Australia

PewDiePiePewDiePie (33 years old)

Oct 24 Swedish YouTube star, born in Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Oct 25 Seth Mumy, American actor (3 Wishes), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

Larry King

Oct 7 American radio and television talk show host Larry King (55) weds (for the 6th time) American businesswoman Julie Alexander; divorced in 1992

Sidney Sheldon

Oct 14 American novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds former American child actress Alexandra Kostoff in Las Vegas, Nevada

John Goodman

Oct 27 Actor John Goodman (37) weds Annabeth Hartzog (21) in New Orleans

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 Graham Chapman, British comedian and screenwriter (Monty Python; Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48

Bette DavisBette Davis (1908-1989)

Oct 6 American actress (Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; All About Eve), dies of breast cancer at 81

  • Oct 11 Paul Shenar, actor (Deadly Force, Dream Lover), dies at 53
  • Oct 12 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), dies from prostate cancer at 76
  • Oct 13 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette), dies at 87
  • Oct 14 Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
  • Oct 16 Cornel Wilde [Kornel Lajos Weisz], Hungarian-American actor (Sword of Lancelot, High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), dies at 74
  • Oct 20 Anthony Quayle, British actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia), dies from liver cancer at 76
  • Oct 21 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (b. 1910)
  • Oct 22 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
  • Oct 23 Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
  • Oct 28 Henry Hall, British bandleader (BBC Dance Orchestra), dies at 91