On This Day

October 2008 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Former NFL star O.J. Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Oct 7 Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 29 "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 "7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (27) weds Michael Cameron (27) at the Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo in Ravello, Italy

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 3 Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Oct 5 American Idol season 6 fourth finalist LaKisha Jones (28) weds financial adviser Larry Davis at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Oct 10 Actor and comedian Chris Kattan (37) divorces model Sunshine Tutt (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 months of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 House Peters Jr., American actor (King of the Rocket Man), dies at 92
  • Oct 2 Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress (b. 1968)
  • Oct 6 Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985)
  • Oct 7 Peter Copley, British actor (Victim, Kingdom of Heaven, King & Country), dies at 93
  • Oct 8 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children, The Angel with the Trumpet), dies of complications from pneumonia at 90
  • Oct 8 Bob Friend (newscaster), British newscaster (b. 1938)
  • Oct 15 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), dies at 81
  • Oct 15 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), dies at 85
  • Oct 15 Nathan Davis, American actor ( Dunston Checks In, Holes, Code of Silence), dies from emphysema and pneumonia at 91
  • Oct 19 Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (Dolemite) (b. 1937)
  • Oct 26 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), dies at 82