Events in Film & Television in October 1962

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Oct 1 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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Oct 1 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford
  • Oct 1 WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Oct 5 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

  • Oct 15 WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 16 KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 23 WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Oct 24 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra