October 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Oct 1 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sue British newspaper The Mail on Sunday claiming it published her private letter

Film & TV History

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

Music History

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

  • 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 [Carol Diann Johnson] American Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (No Strings; Julia; Claudine; Dynasty - "Dominique"), dies of cancer at 84

Rip TaylorRip Taylor (1931-2019)

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

  • Oct 11 Robert Forster [Foster], American actor (Medium Cool, Jackie Brown), dies of cancer at 78
  • Oct 14 Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), takes her own life at 25
  • Oct 16 John Clarke, American actor (Days of Our Lives -"Mickey"), dies at 88

Robert EvansRobert Evans (1930-2019)

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

  • 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 Bernard Slade [Newbound], Canadian screenwriter (The Flying Nun; The Partridge Family), and playwright (Same Time, Next Year; Romantic Comedy), dies of Lewy body dementia at 89
  • 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
  • Oct 31 (Elizabeth) Ann Crumb, American stage and screen actress and singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 69