On This Day in Film & TV for October 23

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

1941 Walt Disney's animated film "Dumbo" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1953 WTRF TV channel 7 in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 WSAU TV channel 7 in Wausau, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast
  • 1962 WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins
  • 1972 WNJS TV channel 23 in Camden, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1978 CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
  • 1984 NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine
  • 2012 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880 Una O'Connor, Irish-American actress (David Copperfield), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1959)
  • 1892 Milton "Gummo" Marx, American actor and comedian (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Lilyan Tashman, American actress (Millie, Bulldog Drummond), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1908 Sally O'Neil, American actress (Beggar's Holiday, Moth), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • 1910 Hayden Rorke, American actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Robert Bray, American actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West), born in Kalispell, Montana (d. 1983)
  • 1918 James Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)
  • 1918 Peggy Moran, actress (Double Date, Horror Island)
  • 1922 Coleen Gray, American actress (Apache Drums), born in Staplehurst, Nebraska (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Frank Sutton, American actor (Sgt Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), born in Clarksville, Tennessee
  • 1925 Johnny Carson, Corning Iowa, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)
  • 1925 Nanni Loy, film director
  • 1928 Bella Darvi, [Bayla Wegier], Sosnowiec Poland, actress (Racers)
  • 1930 Gerard Blain, actor (Hatari), born in Paris, France
  • 1931 Diana Dors, [Fluck], Swindon England, actress (Berserk!, Steaming)
  • 1932 Dimitra Arliss, actress (Rich Man Poor Man II)
  • 1935 Jimmy Dale, Canadian orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1938 Jordan Christopher, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1941 Mel Winkler, American actor
  • 1944 Warren Burton, actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • 1951 Michael Rupert, actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1954 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung
  • 1957 Louann Fernald playmate (Jun, 1979), born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1959 Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)
  • 1961 Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • 1962 Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • 1963 Katherine Hushaw, Anaheim Ca, playmate (Oct, 1986)
  • 1969 Brooke Theiss, California, actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good & Evil)
  • 1974 Kaleena Kiff, actress (Patti-Love Sidney), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1975 Odalys GarcĂ­a, Cuban actress
  • 1976 Cat Deeley, English model and television personality
  • 1976 Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor and comedian (Deadpool), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1984 Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
  • 1984 Meghan McCain, American columnist, author, and TV host, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1986 Briana Evigan, American actress
  • 1986 Jessica Stroup, American Actress
  • 1986 Emilia Clarke, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in London
  • 1998 Amandla Stenberg, American actress (Hunger Games), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1918 Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1730 Anne Oldfield, English actress (The Maiden Queen), dies from cervical cancer at 47
  • 1936 (Marie) Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80
  • 1950 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), dies at 64
  • 1952 Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest), dies at 31
  • 1957 Frederick Burton, American actor (The Big Trail, One Way Passage), dies at 86
  • 1959 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (b. 1871)
  • 1966 Claire McDowell, actress (Big Parade), dies after long illness at 88
  • 1975 Barboura Morris, actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
  • 1975 Charles Brokaw, actor (Outer Gate, I Cover the War), dies at 77
  • 1983 Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • 1983 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1984 David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
  • 1984 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1986 Lino Ventura, actor (French Detective, Slap, Jig-Saw), dies at 67
  • 1989 Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
  • 1994 Robert Lansing, actor (Equalizer), dies of cancer at 66
  • 1994 William Leonard, head (CBS News), dies of a stroke at 78
  • 1997 Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • 2000 Rodney Anoa'i aka Yokozuna, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2003 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • 2005 William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 2011 Herbert A. Hauptman, American Mathematician whose models for determining the chemical crystal structures vital for life revolutionized chemistry, dies at 94