On This Day

October 1991 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 18 "My Own Private Idaho" directed and written by Gus van Sant starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves is released

Actor River Phoenix
River Phoenix
Actor and Musician Keanu Reeves
Actor and Musician
Keanu Reeves

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 10 Lali Esp√≥sito, Argentine actress, singer and model, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Oct 18 Tyler Posey, American actor
  • Oct 28 Molly Ostertag, American cartoonist (Witch Boy books)
  • Oct 31 Jordan-Claire Green, American actress (School of Rock), born in Terceira Island, Portugal

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 5 Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 6 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (59) weds for 8th time to construction worker Larry Fortensky (39)

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 12 Steven Spielberg weds Kate Capshaw

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 19 Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 20 Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black

Country Singer Clint Black
Country Singer
Clint Black

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 5 Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 9 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • Oct 9 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Oct 11 Redd Foxx, American comedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Oct 12 Aline MacMahon, American actress (Backdoor to Heaven), dies at 92
  • Oct 12 Sheila Florance, Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
  • Oct 13 Donald Houston, actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • Oct 16 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • Oct 17 J. G. Devlin, Northern Irish actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • Oct 17 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), dies of liver disease at 72
  • Oct 18 Gunnar S√łnstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), dies at 78
  • Oct 22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • Oct 24 Gene Roddenberry, American creator of Star Trek, dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • Oct 25 Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
  • Oct 28 [Lawrence] G. L. Vitto American DJ and TV host, dies at 69
  • Oct 29 Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies
  • Oct 31 Bert Bertram, Australian actor (How to Steal a Million, Shamus), dies of cancer at 97
  • Oct 31 Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
  • Oct 31 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)