On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for October 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Film release premierFilm Release

1978 "Halloween", directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress
Jamie Lee Curtis
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

Music release#1 in the Charts

1980 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1988 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1889 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Whitner "Whit" Bissell, American actor (Time Machine, Soylent Green, The Magnificent Seven), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (Mon oncle Antoine), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Billy Barty [William John Bertanzetti,], American actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play), born in Millsboro, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1926 William "Biff" McGuire, American actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1927 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Anthony "Tony" Franciosa [Papaleo], American actor (Career, Ben-Hur, Jeff-Name of the Game), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Marion Ross, American actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge), born in Watertown, Minnesota
  • 1931 Annie Girardot, French actress (Three Rooms in Manhattan, Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1939 Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (Action: The October Crisis of 1970), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1949 Brian Kerwin, American actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • 1955 Glynis Barber, South African-English actress (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1960 Tom Eplin, American actor (Jake McKinnon-Another World), born in Hayward, California
  • 1960 Hong Sang-soo, South Korean filmmaker (Right Now, Wrong Then), born in Seoul
  • 1962 Nick Hancock, British television presenter (They Think It's All Over), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • 1962 Darlene Vogel, American actress ( Pacific Blue), born in Modesto, California
  • 1963 Tracy Nelson, American actress (Glitter, Square Pegs, Father Dowling), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1964 Melinda McGraw, American actress (Macenzie-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1964 Michael Boatman, American actor (Carter-Spin City), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1964 Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor (Joker-The Batman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1965 ├×orsteinn Bachmann, Icelandic actor (Life in a Fishbowl)
  • 1965 2 Cold Scorpio [Charles Bernard Scaggs], American professional wrestler, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1966 Perry Saturn [Satullo], American professional wrestler, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 Lisa Trusel, American actress (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days of our Lives), born in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Person of interestSamantha Bee

1969 Samantha Bee, Canadian-American comedian, actress, and television host, born in Toronto, Ontario

Comedian and TV Host Samantha Bee
Comedian and TV Host
Samantha Bee
  • 1970 Adam Goldberg, American actor (The Hebrew Hammer), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1970 Adam Pascal, American actor (Rent), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1971 Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress (A Chinese Odyssey), born in Hong Kong
  • 1972 Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor and TV personality (Street Cents), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • 1979 Milena Roucka, Canadian model and professional wrestler, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1979 Sarah Thompson, American actress (Brooklyn's Finest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Mehcad Brooks, American actor (Necessary Roughness) and fashion model, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1983 Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress (The Bow), born in South Korea

Person of interestCiara

1985 Ciara [Harris], American singer and songwriter (Ciara: The Evolution) and model, born in Austin, Texas

Singer Ciara
Singer
Ciara
  • 1989 Seth Mumy, American actor (3 Wishes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1995 Conchita Campbell, Canadian actress (The 4400), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1973 American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1998 "Punky Brewster" actress Soleil Moon Frye (22) weds television producer and actor Jason Goldberg (26) at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1933 Lillian Hall-Davies actress (Farmer's Wife, Ring), dies at 36
  • 1957 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Modern Landhaaien), dies at 73
  • 1959 Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42
  • 1964 Belle Montrose, actress (Mrs Harrison-Hathaways), dies at 78
  • 1968 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), dies at 83
  • 1971 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo, Little Rascal), dies at 82
  • 1975 Frank Puglia, Italian actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • 1984 Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
  • 1986 Forrest Tucker, American actor (F Troop, Dusty Trail, The Crawling Eye), dies of lung cancer and emphysema at 67
  • 1987 Cecil Brown, American war correspondent (worked closely with Edward R. Murrow during WW II), dies at 80
  • 1988 Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
  • 1991 Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
  • 1993 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 1994 Mildred Natwick, American actress (Barefoot in the Park, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), dies at 89 (b. 1905)
  • 1994 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 72
  • 1995 David Healy, American-born actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), dies following a heart operation at 66
  • 1995 Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (Way We Were, Life Goes On), dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 74

Person of interestRichard Harris

2002 Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 2004 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster dies of a heart attack aged 65
  • 2010 Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (b. 1957)
  • 2011 Anna van Beers [Graeve], Dutch actress (A Woman like Eve, Diary of a Hooker), dies at 95
  • 2013 Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), dies from pneumonia at 70
  • 2013 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), dies at 85
  • 2017 Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), dies at 77