On This Day in Film & TV for January 29

Events in Film & TV

  • 1964 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million

Film release premierFilm Premier

1964 "Dr Strangelove", directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, premieres

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
Actor George C. Scott
Actor
George C. Scott
  • 1967 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1977 34th Golden Globes: Rocky, Peter Finch, & Faye Dunaway win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1983 40th Golden Globes: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1989 5th Sundance Film Festival: "True Love" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1995 11th Sundance Film Festival: "The Brothers McMullen" and "The Young Poisoner's Handbook" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2006 22nd Sundance Film Festival: "Quinceanera", directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 US 39-cent stamp is released featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award

  • 2012 28th Sundance Film Festival: "The House I Live In", directed by Eugene Jarecki, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1852 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor/playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa)
  • 1880 W C Fields, [William Claude Dukenfield], actor (Bank Dick), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1887 Albert Conti, Trieste Austria, actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion)
  • 1909 Alan Marshal, Australian actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1913 Victor Mature, actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah) (d. 1999), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1913 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1917 John Raitt, Santa Ana California, actor/singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game)
  • 1918 John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • 1921 Anthony George, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Anthony George, actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), born in Endicott, New York
  • 1925 Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
  • 1928 Peter Byrne, actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby)
  • 1930 John Junkin, actor/writer (A Hard Day's Night)
  • 1934 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Katharine Ross, American actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1942 Robin Morgan, Lake Worth Fla, actress (Dagmar-Mama)
  • 1944 Barbara Moore, Wardell Mo, actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945 Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1948 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1948 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • 1950 Ann Jillian, actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1953 Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue)
  • 1953 Lynne McGranger, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Sydney, New South Wales

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1954 Oprah Winfrey, American TV talk show host and actress (The Oprah Winfrey Show, Colour Purple), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • 1958 Judy Norton-Taylor, actress (Mary Ellen-Waltons), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1960 Matthew Ashford, American actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives), born in Davenport Iowa
  • 1960 Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
  • 1962 Nicholas Turturro, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963 Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
  • 1964 Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
  • 1968 Edward Burns, American actor, director, writer (Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968 Sora Jung, Korean actress
  • 1970 Heather Graham, actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1975 Kelly Packard, actress (Tiffani Smith-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • 1975 Lorraine Magwenzi, Miss Zimbabwe Universe (1997)
  • 1975 Sara Gilbert, actress (Melissa-Roseanne), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1976 Ilmira Shamsutdinova, Miss Universe-Russia/best costume (1996)
  • 1976 Charles Divins, American model and actor
  • 1977 Justin Hartley, American actor (Smallville, This Us), born in Knoxville, Illinois
  • 1979 Andrew Keegan, actor (Step by Step, Party of Five)
  • 1979 April Scott, American actress and model
  • 1980 Jason James Richter, Medford OR, actor (Free Willy)
  • 1980 Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model
  • 1981 DarĂ­o Lopilato, Argentine actor
  • 1982 Heidi Mueller, American actress
  • 1985 Isabel Lucas, Australian actress
  • 1986 Drew Tyler Bell, American actor
  • 1996 Megan Jossa, English actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1945 Actress Gloria Swanson (45) weds William N. Davey

HeartWedding of Interest

1958 Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Actress Joanne Woodward
Actress
Joanne Woodward
  • 1984 Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman
  • 2005 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1951 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1990 Actor Michael Keaton (38) divorces actress Caroline McWilliams (44) after 7 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1994 Actor Bill Murray (43) divorces Margaret Kelly after 13 years of marriage

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1960 Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
  • 1964 Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
  • 1965 John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
  • 1973 Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
  • 1976 Michael Gwynn, English actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1977 Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
  • 1978 Tim McCoy, American actor (Arizona Bound) and soldier, dies at 86
  • 1980 Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
  • 1986 Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
  • 1994 Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
  • 1994 Nick Cravat [Nicholas Cuccia], American actor (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 2002 Harold Russell, Canadian-born actor (The Best Years of Our Lives, Inside Moves), dies at 88
  • 2008 Philippe Khorsand, French actor (b. 1948)
  • 2016 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director (The Beautiful Troublemaker), dies at 87