January 1929 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president
  • Jan 8 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • Jan 13 Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • Jan 7 Terry Moore, [Helen Luella Koford], actress (Little Sheba), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), born in Punjab, India (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 Nicoletta Orsomando, Italian TV presenter, born in Casapulla
  • Jan 13 Wim Bary, Dutch actor/theater director (Nice Boys)
  • Jan 14 Aleksander Petrovic, film director
  • Jan 19 Ulu Grosbard, Belgian actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
  • Jan 20 Arte Johnson, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
  • Jan 27 Ingrid Thulin, Solleftea Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)
  • Jan 31 Jean Simmons, actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), born in London, England