On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in January 1948

  • Jan 8 Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Jan 12 Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Carl Weathers, American actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 15 Tommy Nolan, Canadian actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

Jan 16 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Jan 22 Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
  • Jan 24 Michael Des Barres, British actor & rock singer, born in Hove, United Kingdom
  • Jan 28 Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
  • Jan 29 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 29 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • Jan 30 Nicholas Broomfield, English documentary film director (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss), born in London, United Kingdom

About January 1948

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)