On This Day in Film & TV for January 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1955 "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
  • 1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, North Dakota (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1988 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1991 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins

  • 1991 Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
  • 1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
  • 1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1997 54th Golden Globes: The English Patient, Geoffrey Rush, & Brenda Blethyn win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2003 60th Golden Globes: The Hours, Jack Nicholson, & Nicole Kidman win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1866 Harry Davenport, American actor and director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1906 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • 1906 Lilian Harvey, Briths actress (Invitation to the Waltz), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1917 John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
  • 1919 Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
  • 1922 Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], California, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
  • 1923 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family) (d. 2013), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Coach Ernie in Cheers), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1926 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Ulu Grosbard, Belgian actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
  • 1930 Tippi Hedren, New Ulm, Minnesota, American actress (The Birds, Marnie)
  • 1931 Robert MacNeil, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1932 Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
  • 1933 Marc F A Andries, Flemish actor (Central Station)
  • 1940 Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
  • 1941 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • 1942 Shelley Fabares, American actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1943 Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
  • 1947 Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
  • 1947 Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
  • 1950 Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor
  • 1953 Linda Hayden, Stanmore, Middlesex, English actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Boys from Brazil)
  • 1953 Desi Arnaz Jr, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
  • 1955 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
  • 1961 Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
  • 1961 William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
  • 1967 Christine Tucci, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
  • 1967 Javier Cámara, Spanish actor
  • 1970 Ghetty Chasun, Erie Penn, actress (Red Lips)
  • 1970 Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
  • 1971 Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
  • 1972 Joana Benedek, Mexican actress
  • 1972 Ron Killings, American professional wrestler
  • 1972 Drea de Matteo, American actress (Swordfish, The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973 Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
  • 1974 Frank Caliendo, American comedian
  • 1976 Claire Grech, Miss Malta Universe (1997)
  • 1977 Taliesin Jaffe, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief), born in Venice, California
  • 1982 Jodie Sweetin, actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
  • 1982 Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
  • 1991 Erin Sanders, American child actress
  • 1992 Logan Lerman, American child actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2012 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai
  • 2016 "Ghajini" actress Asin Thottumkal (30) weds Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma in India

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1977 Director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1956 Charles Dingle, American actor (The Little Foxes), dies at 68
  • 1962 Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1965 Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • 1967 Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
  • 1969 Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
  • 1970 Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
  • 1973 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1976 Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
  • 1977 Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
  • 1979 Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
  • 1988 Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83
  • 1989 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
  • 1991 Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
  • 1991 Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
  • 1991 John Russell, American actor (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • 1993 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 1996 Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
  • 1997 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2000 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), dies of heart failure at 86

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 2001 Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • 2008 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)
  • 2010 Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
  • 2015 Anne Kirkbride, English Actress (Deirdre in Coronation Street), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • 2016 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), dies at 84
  • 2017 Miguel Ferrer, American actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), dies of cancer at 61