Events in Film & TV on January 24

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1927 Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film as director - The Pleasure Garden, in England

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1940 "The Grapes of Wrath", directed by John Ford and based on John Steinbeck's novel of the same name, starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, is released

Actor Henry Fonda
Actor
Henry Fonda
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
Author John Steinbeck
Author
John Steinbeck
  • 1959 Dmitri Shostakovitch's comedy "Cheryomushk" premieres in Moscow
  • 1959 WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champion
  • 1964 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • 1966 WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1975 "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV

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1976 33rd Golden Globes: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Jack Nicholson, & Louise Fletcher win

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1986 43rd Golden Globes: "Out of Africa", Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win

  • 1988 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
  • 1988 NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"
  • 1988 4th Sundance Film Festival: "Heat and Sunlight" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

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1999 56th Golden Globes: "Saving Private Ryan", Jim Carrey, and Cate Blanchett win

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2006 Walt Disney International and Bob Iger announce it is buying computer animation film studio Pixer for $7.4 billion

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • 2016 TV drama "The X-Files" returns after 13 years, reuniting lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and produced again by Chris Carter