On This Day

Year 2018 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Nov 5 BBC opens its largest news bureau outside the UK in Nairobi, Kenya with 300 journalists

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 6 British actor Idris Elba named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive

Actor Idris Elba
Actor
Idris Elba

KnightedKnighthood

Nov 7 Actress Emma Thompson is made a Dame of the British Empire by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 8 CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House clearance revoked after continuing to question President Donald Trump while an intern tried to wrestle the microphone off him

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Nov 9 Korean pop band BTS appearance on Japanese TV show cancelled after member Jimin wore shirt with atomic bomb image

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan confirms he has paid off the debts of 1,398 farmers worth $560,000, amid Indian agricultural crisis

  • Nov 23 Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana apologize for culturally insensitive video and media posts insulting Chinese culture, cancel Shanghai fashion show

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 26 DC superhero film "Aquaman" directed by James Wan starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard premieres in London

  • Dec 1 Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged for "inciting debauchery" after wearing see-through dress to Cairo film festival

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 1 Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere

  • Dec 1 World's first super-high definition 8K television channel by Japanese broadcaster NHK launches

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 Computer-animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Award Best Animated Film 2019)

Actress and Singer Hailee Steinfeld
Actress and Singer
Hailee Steinfeld

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

Dec 3 David Attenborough warns collapse of civilisation and the natural world on the horizon at UN climate summit in Poland

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • Dec 3 7-year old Ryan of Ryan Toysreview is the year's highest-paid YouTube star earning $22 million
  • Dec 4 Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger wins the 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on her iPhone

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Comedian Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after his history of homophobic statements is revealed

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Dec 13 Actress Eliza Dushku revealed received $9.5 million settlement from CBS after sexual harassment on set of "Bull" from actor Michael Weatherley
  • Dec 17 CBS announces former Chief Executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million exit payout
  • Dec 17 US poacher sentenced to watch the film "Bambi" repeatedly during year in prison, for killing hundreds of deer in Missouri

KnightedKnighthood

Dec 28 British New Year's honours list include Knights for author Philip Pullman and comedian Michael Palin, a Dame for Twiggy and a Order of the Companions of Honour for Margaret Atwood

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Author Margaret Atwood
Author
Margaret Atwood

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 20 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, dies at 64
  • Nov 23 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), dies of natural causes at 90
  • Nov 24 Ricky Jay [Richard Potash], American magician and actor (Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), dies at 72

Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

Nov 26 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), dies of lung cancer at 77

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci

Person of interestStephen Hillenburg

Nov 27 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), dies of ALS syndrome at 51

Cartoonist and Voice Actor Stephen Hillenburg
Cartoonist and Voice Actor
Stephen Hillenburg
  • Dec 1 Kenneth "Ken" Berry, American actor (F Troop, Mayberry RFD, Mama's Family), dies at 85
  • Dec 3 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), dies at 88
  • Dec 16 Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), dies at 89

Person of interestPenny Marshall

Dec 17 Penny Marshall, American actress and director (Laverne & Shirley, Big), dies at 75

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • Dec 20 Donald Moffat, British actor (Logan's Run), dies at 87
  • Dec 26 Sono Osato, American Japanese ballet dancer and actress, dies at 99
  • Dec 28 June Whitfield, English comedian and actress (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), dies at 93
  • Dec 30 Mrinal Sen, Bengali film director (In Search of Famine), dies at 95