On This Day

October 2003 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 7 American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 30 "Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 11 "The West Wing" actress Annabeth Gish (32) weds former "The X-Files" stunt man Wade Allen at The Sea Ranch Lodge
  • Oct 12 Actor Danny Nucci (35) weds actress Paula Marshall (39) in Los Angeles

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Oct 5 Denis Quilley, British actor (Anything Goes, The Lady's Not For Burning, Masada), dies from liver cancer at 75
  • Oct 14 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • Oct 16 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, dies at 88
  • Oct 17 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), dies at 72
  • Oct 19 Hawk [Michael Hegstrand], American professional wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom), dies at 46
  • Oct 20 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), dies at 82
  • Oct 20 Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, dies at 79
  • Oct 21 Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), dies at 52
  • Oct 23 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • Oct 27 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)