On This Day

October 1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 10 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings
  • Oct 16 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 9 Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress (Silent Hill), born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Oct 20 Morgan Featherstone, Australian model
  • Oct 31 Spencer Achtymichuk, Canadian actor (The Final Cut)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 1 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (38) weds labor union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg in California

  • Oct 8 "Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold (25) weds Roby Marshall (29) at St. Charles Catholic Church
  • Oct 29 Impressionist Rich Little (55) weds comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Marjorie Weaver, American actress (Michael Shayne: Private Detective, Young Mr Lincoln), dies from a stroke at 81
  • Oct 2 Harriet Nelson [Peggy Lou Synder], American actress, dies of congestive heart failure at 80
  • Oct 2 Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Follow the Fleet), dies of heart failure at 85
  • Oct 3 Dennis Wolfberg, comedian (Quantum Leap), dies from cancer at 48
  • Oct 3 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), dies from a heart attack at 87
  • Oct 3 Harriet Nelson, American actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 80
  • Oct 3 V, comedian and actor, dies at 48
  • Oct 3 Virginia Dale, American actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • Oct 3 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), dies at 92
  • Oct 4 Heinz Rohmann, German actor/dir (Brave Soldier Schwejk), dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Paul Swift, American actor (Egg Man in Pink Flamingo), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Oct 8 Diana Churchill, English actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster), dies at 81
  • Oct 9 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • Oct 11 Maja Bulgakova, Ukrainian actress (Krylja), dies in auto-accident at 62
  • Oct 15 Wilhelmus HL "Willem" Tollenaar, actor and director (Elkerlyc), dies at 82
  • Oct 19 Martha Raye [Margaret Reed], American actress (Waikiki Wedding, Martha Raye Show), dies after illness at 78

Person of interestBurt Lancaster

Oct 20 Burton "Burt" Lancaster, American actor (Spartacus, Apartment, From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80

  • Oct 20 Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
  • Oct 20 Sergei F Bondartsjoek, actor and director (Waterloo), dies at 74
  • Oct 23 Robert Lansing, American actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, A Man for All Seasons, Chariots of Fire), dies of cancer at 66
  • Oct 23 William Leonard, head (CBS News), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Oct 24 Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54
  • Oct 25 Mildred Natwick, American actress (Barefoot in the Park, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), dies at 89 (b. 1905)
  • Oct 25 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 72
  • Oct 26 Rudi van Vlaenderen, Flemish actor/dir/poet (Thyestes), dies at 64
  • Oct 26 Tutta Rolf, actress (Whalers), dies at 87
  • Oct 30 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster, dies at 40
  • Oct 31 Jole Silvani, [Niobe Quaiatti], Italian actress (La citta' Delle), dies