October 2018 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

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

  • Oct 7 Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television

Film & TV History

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

  • Oct 17 Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney leaves "Sesame Street" after 50 years

Television 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

  • 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

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

Film Premiere

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

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

Film & TV History

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

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 30 Comedian Bob Sagnet marries TV host and actress Kelly Rizzo

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead; The Ninth Configuration), dies of cancer at 76
  • Oct 27 Murray Khouri, New Zealand classical clarinet player (Australia Ensemble), writer, and broadcaster, dies at 77