On This Day

Events in Film & Television in October 1988

  • Oct 7 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)
  • Oct 10 NBC premieres tele-biopic, "Winnie", starring Meredith Baxter and based on life of [Gwyanna] Winifred Sprockett
  • Oct 17 Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Oct 18 "Roseanne" TV comedy starring Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf premieres in the US on ABC

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
Actor John Goodman
Actor
John Goodman
  • Oct 19 US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows
  • Oct 21 Bat*21, an American war film, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera screens on NBC

TV Host and News Personality Geraldo Rivera
TV Host and News Personality
Geraldo Rivera
  • Oct 25 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets
  • Oct 27 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)