On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestBrie Larson

Oct 1 Brie Larson [Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers], American actress (Room, Captain Marvel), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

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

Person of interestPewDiePie

Oct 24 PewDiePie [Felix Kjellberg], Swedish YouTube star, born in Gothenburg, Sweden

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

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King

LoveWedding of Interest

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


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python, Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48

Person of interestBette Davis

Oct 6 Bette Davis, American actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 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)