On This Day

Events in Film & Television in October 1968

Film Premier

Oct 1 Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh

  • Oct 5 KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins
  • Oct 9 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Theatrical Finale

Oct 12 "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore Theater, NYC, after 17 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Film Release

Oct 17 "Bullitt" directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset is 1st released

  • Oct 26 KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting