On This Day

January 1926 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • Jan 5 Robert Earle, American TV host (GE College Bowl), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jan 6 Mikl√≥s "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • Jan 8 Soupy Sales [Milton Hines], American comedian (Soupy Sales Show), born in Franklinton, North Carolina (d. 2009)
  • Jan 11 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (NBC), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Jan 11 Phil Sidey, broadcaster
  • Jan 14 Frank Aletter, American character actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jan 14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 15 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2005)
  • Jan 17 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and ballerina (Red Shoes), born in Dunfermline Scotland (d. 2006)
  • Jan 17 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
  • Jan 19 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Person of interestPatricia Neal

Jan 20 Patricia Neal, American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses) and wife of Roald Dahl, born in Packard, Kentucky (d. 2010)

Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal
  • Jan 21 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor (Huisvuil, Het glas water), born in Gent, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • Jan 21 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), born in Glasgow, Montana (d. 2000)
  • Jan 24 Georges Lautner, French director & screenwriter, born in Nice, France (d. 2013)
  • Jan 27 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned), born in Sollefte√•, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • Jan 30 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano & stage actress, born in Reading, United Kingdom (d. 2013)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 17 Comedian George Burns marries comedienne Gracie Allen

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 30 Barbara La Marr, American actress (The White Moth), dies at 29