On This Day in Film & TV for January 2

Events in Film & TV

  • 1948 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
  • 1949 KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
  • 1962 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
  • 1968 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1983 Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1988 Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1713 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)
  • 1886 Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (d. 1938)
  • 1889 Walter Baldwin, Ohio, actor (Gay Amigo)
  • 1897 Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight), born in London, England
  • 1908 Ben Grauer, American newscaster (Big Story), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Anna Lee, Ightham, Kent, English actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley)
  • 1922 Jason Evers, American actor (Wrangler, Channing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • 1938 John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
  • 1943 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • 1949 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1951 Nadia Cassini, [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui)
  • 1952 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1957 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)

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1961 Gabrielle Carteris, American actress (Andrea in Beverly Hills 90210), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • 1961 Todd Haynes, American film director
  • 1967 Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], American actress (Wayne's World, True Lies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1967 Jón Gnarr, Icelandic comedian
  • 1968 Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)
  • 1968 Evan Parke, Jamaican actor

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1969 Christy Turlington, model (Calvin Klein Eternity), born in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington

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1969 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 1971 Taye Diggs, American actor
  • 1973 Lucy Davis, British actress
  • 1973 Will Kirby, American actor
  • 1975 Dax Shepard, American actor
  • 1976 Mahée Paiement, Canadian actress
  • 1976 Paz Vega, Spanish actress
  • 1978 Devin Doherty, actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing)
  • 1978 Toyoguchi Megumi, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • 1978 Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing with the Stars), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • 1979 Suranne Jones, British actress
  • 1983 Kate Bosworth, American actress
  • 1987 Loui Batley, British actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • 2006 NBC correspondent Chip Reid weds Nina Block in Hawaii
  • 2010 "American Idol" singer Jason Castro (22) weds Mandy Mayhall near Dallas, Texas

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 Actor Vince Vaughn (39) weds realtor Kyla Weber in Lake Forest, Illinois


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1937 Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29

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1950 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), dies of liver cancer at 65

  • 1960 Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • 1963 Dick Powell, actor/director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58
  • 1963 Jack Carson, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
  • 1969 Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
  • 1971 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
  • 1983 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
  • 1986 Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • 1990 Alan Hale Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1991 Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1992 Virginia Field, actress (Dream Girl), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1995 Nancy Kelly, US actress (Bad Seed, Submarine Patrol), dies at 73
  • 2001 Teri Diver, American actress (b. 1971)
  • 2004 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (b. 1913)
  • 2007 Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
  • 2011 Anne Francis, American actress (b. 1930)
  • 2011 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
  • 2013 Ned Wertimer, American actor, dies from complications from a fall at 89