On This Day in Film & TV for January 28

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 "La Vie Commence Demain", which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
  • 1953 WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)
  • 1960 Goon Show's final episode on BBC
  • 1973 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1973 Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1973 30th Golden Globes: The Godfather, Marlon Brando and Liv Ullmann win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1978 35th Golden Globes: The Turning Point, Richard Burton, & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1980 37th Golden Globes: Kramer vs. Kramer, Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1984 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, & Shirley MacLaine win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 46th Golden Globes: Rain Man, Dustin Hoffman, & Jodie Foster win

  • 1991 "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1996 12th Sundance Film Festival: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2001 17th Sundance Film Festival: "The Believer", directed by Henry Bean, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2007 23rd Sundance Film Festival: "Padre Nuestro", directed by Christopher Zalla, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880 Mary Boland, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1892 Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, actor, producer and film director (Love Parade)
  • 1906 Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
  • 1908 Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
  • 1910 Arnold Moss, Bkln, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata)
  • 1910 John Banner, actor (Sgt Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1914 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Suzanne Flon, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Paris, France
  • 1918 Vito Scotti, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921 Alfred Marks, actor/comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again)
  • 1934 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
  • 1935 Nicholas Pryor, American actor (The Hunger Games), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1936 Alan Alda, [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], American actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Ken Hill, playwright/director
  • 1941 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943 John Beck, Chic, actor (Mark-Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara)
  • 1943 Susan Howard, Marshall Tx, actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli)
  • 1946 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
  • 1950 Barbi Benton, [Klein], California, Playboy model (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!)
  • 1954 Anicee Alvina, actress (Friends), born in Paris, France
  • 1957 Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)
  • 1957 Frank Skinner English comedian
  • 1959 Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • 1960 John Caliri, American actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble), born in Providence Rhode Island
  • 1961 Luann L Lee, playmate (Jan, 1987), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Keith Hamilton Cobb, Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)
  • 1962 Sam Phillips, singer/actress (Die Hard with a Vengeance)
  • 1965 Lynda Boyd, American actress
  • 1967 Jan Lamb, Hong Kong disc jockey & stand-up comedian
  • 1969 Kathryn Morris, American actress
  • 1969 Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
  • 1975 Terri Colombino, American Actress
  • 1976 Lee Ingleby, British actor
  • 1976 Emiko Kado, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1978 Helga Bauer Salas, Miss Bolivia Universe (1997)
  • 1980 Jesse James American drug dealer and fugitive, born in Hollywood, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981 Elijah Wood, American actor (Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • 1986 Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
  • 1988 Henry Mortensen, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1925 Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France

HeartWedding of Interest

1982 Actor Danny Devito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)

  • 1994 Actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds actor Edward James Olmos (46)
  • 2006 London Broncos rugby football player Craig Gower (27) weds TV personality and model Amanda Flynn (24) in Sydney, Australia
  • 2006 "The Biggest Loser" TV personality Rasha Spindel weds Edwin Chapman at the Wai'oli Tea Room in Manoa Valley, Honolulu

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011 "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (37) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (30) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of a storybook wedding

Actress Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1945 Philip "Felix" Bekkers, actor (We Go on Trip), dies at 37
  • 1965 Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
  • 1973 John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
  • 1977 Burt Mustin, actor ("All in the Family", "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 92
  • 1983 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
  • 1984 John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
  • 1993 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • 1993 John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
  • 1994 Hal Smith, actor (Otis Campbell - "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 77
  • 1996 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • 2004 Don Stansauk, American professional wrestler (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2005 Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
  • 2005 Jacques Villeret, French actor (b. 1951)
  • 2006 Henry McGee, English comedian (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)