On This Day in Film & TV for January 6

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
  • 1967 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1967 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 "Schoolhouse Rock" premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • 1974 "CBS Mystery Theater" premieres on radio
  • 1975 "AM America" premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • 1975 "Wheel Of Fortune" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1991 "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2010 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2011 37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)

  • 2016 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1829 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
  • 1874 Fred Niblo, U.S. film actor, director, producer (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Tom Mix, Mix Run PA, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin), (d. 1940)
  • 1892 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), born in Mainz (d. 1969)
  • 1897 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)
  • 1899 Phyllis Haver, Douglas KS, silent screen actress (What Price Glory)
  • 1901 Patrick Aherne, England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
  • 1903 Francis L Sullivan, actor (Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England
  • 1903 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1911 Joey Adams, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram, Town People)
  • 1913 Tom Brown, American actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • 1914 David Bruce, Kankakee Ill, actor (Harry-Beulah)
  • 1918 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
  • 1926 Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)
  • 1930 Vic Tayback, American actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 P J [Patrick Joeseph] Kavanagh, poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), born in Worthing, Sussex (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1938 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • 1944 Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
  • 1952 Armelia McQueen, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
  • 1952 Grant Goodeve, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1952 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • 1954 Anthony Minghella, director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1954 Trudie Styler, English actress

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1955 Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder), born in Consett, County Durham, England

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • 1958 Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • 1958 Scott Bryce, American actor ( As the World Turns), born in New York City
  • 1960 Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
  • 1961 Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
  • 1964 Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • 1964 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
  • 1964 Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1965 Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
  • 1966 Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
  • 1968 John Singleton, director/screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood)
  • 1969 Norman Reedus, American model and actor
  • 1970 Gabrielle Reece, Trinidad, volleyball star/model (Extremists)
  • 1970 Julie Chen, American television presenter
  • 1972 Shae Marks, playmate (May, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1976 Agnieszka Zielinska, Miss Poland Universe (1997)
  • 1976 Danny Pintauro, Milltown NJ, actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss)
  • 1977 Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)
  • 1978 Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress
  • 1981 Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
  • 1981 Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
  • 1982 Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality

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1982 Eddie Redmayne, English actor (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Theory of Everything), born in London

  • 1984 Kate McKinnon [Berthold] actress and comedian (Ghostbusters), born in Sea Cliff, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

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1949 Victor Fleming, American film director ("Wizard of Oz", "Gone With Wind"), dies at 65

Director Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
  • 1975 Noel Madison, actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
  • 1988 Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
  • 1990 Hans Jaray, actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
  • 1990 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1992 Elaine McKenna, Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
  • 1994 Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies
  • 1995 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Dutch playwright/director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • 1997 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1997 Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (b. 1912)
  • 2012 Robert Dozier, Hollywood screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 2012 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 2012 Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83
  • 2014 Larry D. Mann, Canadian actor, dies at 91
  • 2015 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 81
  • 2016 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86