On This Day in Film & TV for October 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1988 US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows

Film release premierFilm Premier

1990 "Dances with Wolves" directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1991)


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1903 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), born in Kalmar län, Sweden (d. 1971)
  • 1909 Robert Beatty, Ontario, actor (Amorous Mr Pawn, Where Eagles Dare)
  • 1915 Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1916 David Lewis, actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1920 LaWanda Page [Alberta Peal], American actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1921 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1925 Bernard Hepton, Bradford England, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
  • 1927 Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter/director (Cobra)
  • 1928 Buff Cobb, Florence Italy, actress (Masquerade Party)
  • 1932 Lloyd Haynes, South Bend Indiana, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222)
  • 1932 Robert Reed, Highland Park Ill, actor (Mike-Brady Bunch, Nurse)
  • 1936 Tony Lo Bianco, actor (Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer
  • 1937 Sean Garrison, American actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)
  • 1941 Simon Ward, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1944 Keith Adrian, [Johnson], Indies/Dutch actor (Intrepid Mr Twist)
  • 1945 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen, and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1988)
  • 1945 John Lithgow, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1946 Kenneth Washington, African-American actor (Sgt Richard Baker-Hogan's Heroes, Westworld)
  • 1951 Annie Golden, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • 1955 Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)
  • 1955 Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
  • 1956 Sunny Deol, Indian actor
  • 1958 John Bloom, [Joe Bob Briggs], drive-in movie critic
  • 1958 Tiriel Mora, Australian actor
  • 1958 Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor
  • 1960 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Ty Pennington [Gary Tygert Burton], American television host (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1966 Amy Linker, American actress (Lewis & Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Anna Clark, playmate (Apr, 1987), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966 Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)
  • 1966 Roger R. Cross, Jamaican-born actor
  • 1970 Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor
  • 1974 Joy Bryant, American actress (Parenthood, Antwone Fisher), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1976 Amber Hamilton, Auburn Washington, Miss America-Washington (1996)
  • 1976 Omar Gooding, American actor
  • 1976 Desmond Harrington, American actor
  • 1977 Jason Reitman, Canadian filmmaker
  • 1980 Benjamin Salisbury, actor (Brighton Sheffield-Nanny), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1991 Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1996 "Rescue Me" actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (43) weds former TV producer Jennifer Miller (31) at Martha's Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts

HeartWedding of Interest

2012 Grammy Award winning singer Justin Timberlake (31) weds "Total Recall" actress Jessica Biel (30) at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Actress Jessica Biel
Actress
Jessica Biel

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1918 Harold Lockwood, American actor (Tess of the Storm Country), dies from the flu at 31
  • 1955 John Hodiak, actress (Lifeboat, Battleground), dies at 41
  • 1964 Maurice Gosfield, actor (Doberman-Phil Silvers Show), dies at 51
  • 1971 Betty Bronson, actress (Naked Kiss), dies after brief illness at 64
  • 1978 Gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64
  • 1994 Martha Raye, actress (Pin Up Girl), dies after illness at 78
  • 1997 Harold French, British director and actor (The Cavalier of the Streets, Trio, Quartet), dies at 97
  • 2003 Michael Hegstrand, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • 2008 Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (Dolemite) (b. 1937)
  • 2009 Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (b. 1918)
  • 2010 Tom Bosley, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2013 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79