On This Day

October 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 9 Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 Adair Tishler, American child actress
  • Oct 9 Bella Hadid [Isabella Khair Hadid], American fashion model, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 14 Lourdes Leon, American actress, director and Madonna's daughter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 28 Naelee Rae, American actress
  • Oct 28 Jasmine Jessica Anthony, American actress (1408, Water Pills), born in Tarzana, California

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 6 American country singer Faith Hill (29) weds singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • Oct 19 "Rescue Me" actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (43) weds former TV producer Jennifer Miller (31) at Martha's Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 Ted Bessell, American director and actor (Don-That Girl, Gomer Pyle- Frankie), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • Oct 8 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer, dies of heart failure at 33
  • Oct 8 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69

Person of interestWalter Kerr

Oct 9 Walter Kerr, American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, dies of congestive heart failure at 83

Actor and Theatre Critic Walter Kerr
Actor and Theatre Critic
Walter Kerr
  • Oct 13 Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George; Smiley's People), dies from pneumonia at 77
  • Oct 14 Laura La Plante, American actress (Show Boat, Scandal) known for her work in the silent film era, dies at 91
  • Oct 16 Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of heart attack at 58
  • Oct 28 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • Oct 29 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • Oct 30 John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83