On This Day in Film & TV for January 14

Events in Film & TV

  • 1952 "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • 1953 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
  • 1972 WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 Dancer Roy Castle is measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
  • 1976 "The Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
  • 1977 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
  • 1990 "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
  • 1990 11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China
  • 1991 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV

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1993 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

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2001 Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • 2011 16th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Social Network wins Best Film

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1871 Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress (Hofslachter)
  • 1892 Hal Roach, early film director/producer (1 Million BC)
  • 1898 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1901 Bebe Daniels, Scotland, actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)
  • 1903 Veronica Turleigh, County Donegal Ireland, actress (Promoter)
  • 1906 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Carl Esmond, actor (Address Unknown, Hitler), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1908 Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo, US singer/actor (Miracle of Women)
  • 1914 Harold Russell, actor (Best Years of Our Life)
  • 1919 Andy Rooney, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Albany, New York
  • 1920 George Herman, newsman (CBS-TV)
  • 1924 Guy Williams, American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1926 Frank Aletter, actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1926 Tom Tryon, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1926 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Aleksander Petrovic, film director
  • 1932 Harriet Andersson, actress (Cries & Whispers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1933 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • 1934 Richard Briers, English actor, (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Shoban Babu, Indian actor
  • 1938 Jack Jones, singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Marjoe Gortner, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California

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1941 Faye Dunaway, American actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Bascom, Florida

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
  • 1943 Holland Taylor, actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Ronald Hunter, actor (Lazarus Syndrome), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948 Carl Weathers, New Orlean La, actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky)
  • 1949 Christine Belford, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210), born in Amityville, New York
  • 1949 Lawrence Kasdan, director/writer (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1949 Paul Chubb, Australian actor (d. 2002)
  • 1954 Jim Duggan, American wrestler
  • 1957 Suzanne Danielle, English actress
  • 1959 Susan Smith, Beloit WISC, playmate (Sept, 1981)
  • 1964 Mark Addy, British actor
  • 1964 Ernest Miller, American wrestler
  • 1965 Desiree Nosbusch, Luxembourg, actress (The Fan)
  • 1965 Jemma Redgrave, actress (Buddha of Suburbia), born in London, England
  • 1966 Daniel J Schneider, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1967 Emily Watson, actress (Breaking the Waves, Boxer)
  • 1967 Tom Rhodes, actor (Tom Rhodes-Mr Rhodes)
  • 1967 Kerri Green, American actress
  • 1967 Saskia Wickham, British actress

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1968 LL Cool J, American rapper (Bigger & Deffer), born in Bay Shore, New York

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
  • 1969 Jason Kent Bateman, Rye NY, actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family)
  • 1970 Gene Snitsky, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Kevin Durand, Canadian actor
  • 1979 Karen Elson, British supermodel
  • 1979 Angela Lindvall, American supermodel
  • 1980 Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor and model
  • 1988 Jack P. Shepherd, English actor
  • 1990 Grant Gustin, American actor (The Flash), born in Norfolk, Virginia

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1954 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
Actress Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

HeartWedding of Interest

1980 Actor Samuel L. Jackson (31) weds sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson (30)

  • 2011 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor James Marsters (48) weds longtime girlfriend Patricia Rahman in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2012 Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (68) weds filmmaker Laurie Durning

Rock Bassist/Vocalist George Roger Waters
Rock Bassist/Vocalist
George Roger Waters

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2010 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (73) divorces his fifth wife Victoria Duffy due to irreconcilable differences and out-of-control spending

Deaths in Film & TV

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1957 Humphrey Bogart, American actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer of the esophagus at 57

  • 1961 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
  • 1976 Margaret Leighton, actress (Best Man, Go-Between), dies at 53

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1977 Peter Finch, actor (Network, The Nun's Story, Judith), dies at 60

  • 1978 Blossom Rock, actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
  • 1985 Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • 1986 Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1987 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • 1990 David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
  • 1992 Hari Rhodes, actor (Earth II, Detroit 9000), dies at 59
  • 1994 Esther Ralston, US actress (Tin Pan Alley, SF Docks), dies at 91
  • 1997 King Hu, film director, dies at 64
  • 2004 Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2004 Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)

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2006 Shelley Winters, American actress, dies at 85

  • 2007 Darlene Conley, American actress (b. 1934)
  • 2007 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (b. 1924)
  • 2009 Ricardo Montalb├ín, Mexican actor (How the West Was Won), dies of congestive heart failure at 88
  • 2010 Petra Sch├╝rmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • 2013 Conrad Bain, Canadian-born American actor, dies from natural causes at 89

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2016 Alan Rickman, English actor ("Die Hard", "Harry Potter" franchise), dies of cancer at 69