On This Day

October 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Oct 2 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sue British newspaper The Mail on Sunday claiming it published her private letter

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

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Oct 16 Netflix reveals its most popular original movie was Sandra Bullock's "Bird Box" and TV series "Stranger Things" for the year

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Oct 17 Lana Del Rey's ballad "Video Games" named song of the decade at Q Awards in London

Singer-Songwriter and Model Lana Del Rey
Singer-Songwriter and Model
Lana Del Rey
  • Oct 27 Wes Studi is the first Native American actor to receive an Oscar, an honorary award for career achievement
  • Oct 28 Country of Georgia hit by a massive cyber attack affecting 2,000 websites, TV channels and government departments.

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Peter Sissons, British newsreader (BBC, ITV, Question Time), dies at 77
  • Oct 4 Diahann Carroll, American actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty), dies at 84

Person of interestRip Taylor

Oct 6 Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show), dies at 88

Comedian and Actor Rip Taylor
Comedian and Actor
Rip Taylor
  • Oct 11 Robert Forster [Foster], American actor (Medium Cool, Jackie Brown), dies of cancer at 78
  • Oct 16 John Clarke, American actor (Mickey-Days of Our Life), dies at 88

Person of interestRobert Evans

Oct 26 Robert Evans, American producer and actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), dies at 89

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • Oct 29 Barry Frank, American television sports impresario (CBS, ABC and IMG), dies of pulmonary problems at 87
  • Oct 29 John Witherspoon, American actor (Friday), dies at 77
  • Oct 30 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), dies from cancer at 81