On This Day in Film & TV for October 5

Events in Film & TV

  • 1945 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
  • 1946 1st Cannes Film Festival ends

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1949 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins

Film release premierFilm Release

1956 "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Actor Charlton Heston
Actor
Charlton Heston
Actor Yul Brynner
Actor
Yul Brynner
  • 1958 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

1962 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

  • 1964 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC TV

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1970 PBS becomes a US television network.
  • 1990 "Henry and June" film, based on the book by Anaïs Nin, first film to be given an NC-17 rating in the US, released

Film release premierFilm Release

2007 "Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1878 Louise Dresser [Kerlin], American actress (Maid of Salem), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Carter DeHaven, American actor (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)
  • 1905 John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1905 Harriet E MacGibbon, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (d. 1966)
  • 1919 Allen Ludden, Mineral Point Wisc, TV host (Password)
  • 1919 Donald Pleasence, English actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween), born in Worksop, England
  • 1919 Robin Bailey, Hucknall England, actor (See No Evil, Screamtime)
  • 1923 Glynis Johns, Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins)
  • 1924 Bill Dana, Quincy Mass, comedian and actor (Jose Jimenez)
  • 1924 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Gail Davis, actress (Annie Oakley), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Skip Homeier, actor (Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2011)
  • 1935 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1943 Inna Churikova, Russian actress (Theme)
  • 1948 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1950 Jeff Conaway, American actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Karen Allen, Illinois, actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers)
  • 1952 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)
  • 1952 Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor
  • 1952 Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1954 Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
  • 1957 Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1958 Shell Kepler [Michelle Alaine Kepler], American actress (General Hospital), born in Painesville, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1960 Daniel Baldwin, American actor
  • 1962 Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
  • 1963 Sophie Favier, Lyon France, actress (Sans Interdits)
  • 1965 Penny Baker, playmate (January, 1984), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1967 Guy Pearce, Anglo-Australian actor
  • 1969 Karyn Parsons, actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [or Oct 8 66]
  • 1970 Josie Bissett, American actress (Jane Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971 Coni Lyn Hull, Jackson Michigan, Miss America-Michigan (1996)
  • 1974 Douglas Emerson, actor (Robbie-Herbie the Love Bug), born in Glendale, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975 Kate Winslet, British actress (Titanic, Revolutionary Road), born in Reading, Berkshire, England

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet
  • 1975 Scott E Weinger, American actor (Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Parminder Nagra, English actress
  • 1976 Song Seung-hun, South Korean actor
  • 1978 Morgan Webb, Canadian-born television presenter
  • 1979 Yao Chen, Chinese actress and Sina Weibo personality, born in Shishi City, Quanzhourn
  • 1983 Jesse Eisenberg, American actor, author and playwright (The Social Network), born in Queens, New York
  • 1988 Bobby Edner, American actor
  • 1988 Maja Salvador, Filipina Actress
  • 1990 Myles Jeffrey, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1937 Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

1945 Actress Janet Leigh (18) weds Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

1968 "The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland

HeartWedding of Interest

1971 Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1981 "The Hollywood Knights" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (23) weds actor Peter Horton (28) in Santa Monica
  • 1991 Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 F1 racing driver Ralf Schumacher (26) weds former model Cora Brinkmann at the church of Maria Plain in Salzburg, Austria

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • 2002 "Angel" actress Charisma Carpenter (32) weds Damian Hardy

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2008 American Idol season 6 fourth finalist LaKisha Jones (28) weds financial adviser Larry Davis at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1991 Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007 Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1933 Renee Adoree, actress (Big Parade), dies at 35
  • 1934 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), dies of complications from tuberculosis at 29
  • 1976 Barbara Nichols, actress (Pajama Game, Loved One), dies at 46
  • 1981 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 55
  • 1981 Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48
  • 1984 Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1993 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • 1995 Linda Gary, American voice actress (b. 1944)
  • 1997 Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
  • 1997 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 1997 Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), dies at 71
  • 2003 Denis Quilley, English actor (b. 1927)

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2004 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (Caddyshack), dies at 82

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 2006 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • 2010 Mary Leona Gage, American beauty pageant winner and actress (b. 1939)
  • 2011 Charles Napier, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2015 Chantal Akerman, Belgium film director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), dies at 65