On This Day

October 2018 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Oct 2 US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana to begin a four-nation tour of Africa

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump
  • Oct 7 Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television

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Oct 16 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex begin their first royal tour visiting Australia and New Zealand

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
  • Oct 17 Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney leaves "Sesame Street" after 50 years

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Oct 17 The revived "The Connors" debuts on ABC TV starring Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman, without fired former star Roseanne Barr

Actor John Goodman
Actor
John Goodman
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Oct 19 "Halloween" film reboot starring Jamie Curtis makes a record $77m for a horror film with a female lead, biggest debut any film with female lead over 55 in US

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Oct 21 Julia Louis-Dreyfus is presented with the Mark Twain Prize, comedy's top honor, at a ceremony in New York

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Oct 22 Actress Selma Blair reveals she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair
  • Oct 23 Megyn Kelly is criticized after making comments supporting blackface on her NBC show

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 23 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
Actor Rami Malek
Actor
Rami Malek

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Oct 24 Pipe bombs sent to prominent US Democrats including the Obamas, Clintons, John Brennan and CNN, but safely defused

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), dies of cancer at 76