On This Day

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • Jan 7 Terry Moore [Helen Luella Koford], American 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 14 Aleksander Petrovic, French-born Serbian & Yugloslav film director, born in Paris, France (d. 1994)
  • Jan 19 Israel "Ulu" Grosbard, Belgian-born American actor and director (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 Arte Johnson, American comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Jan 26 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
  • Jan 31 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), born in London, England (d. 2010)