On This Day in Film & TV for January 30

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931 Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" premieres at Los Angeles Theater

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1933 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
  • 1950 "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • 1956 KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
  • 1961 KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music awardsMusic Awards

1981 8th American Music Awards: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1982 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win

  • 1994 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1995 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
  • 2000 16th Sundance Film Festival: "Girlfight" and "You Can Count on Me" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2005 21st Sundance Film Festival: "Forty Shades of Blue", directed by Ira Sachs, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2011 27th Sundance Film Festival: "Like Crazy", directed by Drake Doremus, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1871 Seymour Hicks, St Helier Jersey, actor-manager (Scrooge)
  • 1871 Wilfred Lucas, actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford)
  • 1873 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins), born in Terre Haute. Indiana
  • 1900 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • 1902 Elise Cavanna, actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop)
  • 1906 Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill)
  • 1909 Richard Hearne, Norwich England, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower)
  • 1911 Hugh Marlowe, actor (Ellery Queen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1914 David Wayne, Traverse City Mich, actor (Andromeda Strain, Adams Rib)
  • 1914 John Ireland, actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1915 Dorothy Dell, actor (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel)
  • 1918 David Opatoshu, American actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Dick Martin, actor/comedian (Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1925 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926 Ruth Brown, Portsmouth Va, actress (Leona-Hello Larry, Checking In)
  • 1928 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • 1928 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930 Gene Hackman, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), born in San Bernardino California

  • 1932 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
  • 1934 Tammy Grimes, actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Vanessa Redgrave, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • 1937 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Marlies van Alcmaer, [Smal], Dutch actress/director (Bridge too Far)
  • 1948 Nicholas Broomfield, director/editor (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss)
  • 1950 Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses)
  • 1950 Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1951 Charles S Dutton, Balt Md, actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc)
  • 1956 Jeremy Gittins, English actor
  • 1960 Tony O'Dell, American actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class), born in Pasadena California
  • 1965 Julie McCullough, playmate (Feb 86)/actress (Growing Pains), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1966 Daphne Ashbrook, actress (Liz-Our Family Honor), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971 Darren Boyd, British actor
  • 1974 Christian Bale, Wales, actor (Empire of the Sun, Little Women)
  • 1976 Andy Milonakis, American comedian
  • 1980 Leilani Dowding, British glamour model
  • 1980 Wilmer Valderrama, American actor
  • 1980 Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor
  • 1987 Rebecca Knox, Irish professional wrestler
  • 1988 Rob Pinkston, American actor (Punk'd), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1989 Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper
  • 1990 Jake Thomas, American actor
  • 1990 Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress/singer
  • 1991 Matthew Werkmeister, Australian actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1934 Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 2011 "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1926 Barbara La Marr, American actress (b. 1896)
  • 1956 Jane Seymour, actress (Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 56
  • 1967 Lee Morgan, actor (Dungeons of Harrow, Last Rebel), dies
  • 1969 Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
  • 1970 Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
  • 1973 Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
  • 1980 Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
  • 1982 Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
  • 1983 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • 1985 Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol), dies at 67
  • 1987 Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • 1987 Ken Drake, actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies
  • 1991 John McIntire, actor (Virginian, Psycho), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 1996 Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
  • 1999 Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1999 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 2001 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (b. 1911)
  • 2007 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

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2007 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 2008 Jeremy Beadle, British television host (Beadle's About), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • 2008 Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian actor (b. 1969)
  • 2011 John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Frederick Treves, English actor, dies at 86
  • 2015 Geraldine McEwan, English actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), dies at 82
  • 2016 Frank Finlay, English actor (Bouquet of Barbed Wire), dies at 89