On This Day in Film & TV for January 10

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 "Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
  • 1949 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS

Film release premierFilm Premier

1952 "The Greatest Show on Earth", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring James Stewart and Carlton Heston, premieres in New York (Best Picture 1953)

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1965 WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1980 Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC
  • 1982 NBC's premiere of TV film "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on the Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
  • 1992 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 1995 "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM
  • 1997 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
  • 1999 25th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Helen Hunt win (TV)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1999 "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

  • 2004 9th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins Best Film
  • 2005 10th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Sideways wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2006 32nd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Garner win (TV)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2013 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)

  • 2013 18th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Argo wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2016 73rd Golden Globes: The Revenant, The Martian, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1882 Charles Trowbridge, Vera Cruz Mexico, actor (Fatal Hour)
  • 1883 Florence Reed, silent film actress (Dancing Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1883 Francis X Bushman, Norfolk VA, silent film actor (Ben Hur)
  • 1890 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1890 Ernest Milton, actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1901 Pauline Starke, Joplin MO, actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic)
  • 1903 Barbara Hepworth, English abstract sculptor/actress (Rescued by Rover)
  • 1903 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Ray Bolger, Dorchester Mass, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz)
  • 1908 Bernard Lee, English actor (M in James Bond movies), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908 Paul Henreid, Trieste, actor (Casablanca, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)

  • 1914 Polly Rowles, actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1920 Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
  • 1927 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1927 Lee Philips, American actor (Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 Roy Edward Disney, American film executive and CEO of Disney
  • 1932 Elaine Devry, American actress
  • 1936 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer (d. 1997)
  • 1939 Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Jack Regan, broadcaster
  • 1944 William Sanderson, American actor
  • 1945 Edward Wiskoski, American professional wrestler
  • 1948 William Sanderson, actor (Larry-Newhart, Blade Runner), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949 Teresa Graves, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1951 Kathleen Bradley, model (Price is Right), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1959 Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter
  • 1961 Evan Handler, American actor (Dear Mr Wonderful), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Janet Jones, Bridgeton MO, actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid)
  • 1964 Krista Tesreau, actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1967 Trini Alvarado, actor (Frighteners)
  • 1969 Doug E Doug, rapper/comedian (Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever)
  • 1970 Marcus Bagwell, American professional wrestler
  • 1972 Brian Lawler, American professional wrestler
  • 1973 Ryan Drummond, American voice actor
  • 1974 Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor (Flight of the Conchords), born in Masterton
  • 1974 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor
  • 1980 Sarah Shahi, American actress and model
  • 1982 Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1986 Saleisha Stowers, American model

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1936 Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)

HeartWedding of Interest

1942 Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 "The Black Eyed Peas" singer fergie (33) weds actor Josh Duhamel (36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1936 Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1967 Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1777 Spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)
  • 1908 Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65
  • 1939 Jameson Thomas, actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies at 50
  • 1941 Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  • 1967 Emerson Treacy, actor (Prowler), dies after surgery at 66
  • 1968 Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73
  • 1968 Howard Smith, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel), dies at 74
  • 1972 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 1981 Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), dies at 63
  • 1987 Marion Hutton, American singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra) and actress, dies at 67
  • 1990 Juliet Berto, screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
  • 1990 Yvonne Peattie Marquard, actress (Donovan's Reef), dies
  • 1992 Barbara Couper, British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89
  • 1994 Michael Aldridge, actor (Murder in the Cathedral), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004 Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)

  • 2005 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  • 2007 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
  • 2008 Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira, Finnish-born American actress (b. 1921)
  • 2015 Francesco Rosi, Italian film director ("The Mattei Affair" - Palme d'Or 1972), dies at 92