On This Day

January 1930 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 30 Vladimir Mayakovsky's drama "Banya - (The Bathhouse)" premieres in Leningrad

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Ty Hardin [Orison Hungerford Jr.], American actor (Riptide, Bronco), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jan 1 Frederick Wiseman, documentary filmmaker, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 3 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jan 3 Salvatore "Robert" Loggia, American actor (Jagged Edge, Big, Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jan 4 Iain Cuthbertson, Scottish actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire (d. 2009)
  • Jan 4 Sorrell Booke, American actor (Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jan 5 Richard Hayes, American actor & singer (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Jan 6 Victor "Vic" Tayback, American actor (Mel Sharples-"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore "), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Jan 10 Roy E. Disney, American film executive & CEO of Disney, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)

Rod Taylor

Jan 11 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)

  • Jan 13 Frances Sternhagen, American actress (The Mist, Cheers, Outland, Starting Over), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 15 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1985)
  • Jan 19 Nathalie "Tippi" Hedren, American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model (The Birds, Marnie), born in New Ulm, Minnesota
  • Jan 29 John Junkin, British actor and scriptwriter (A Hard Day's Night), born in Ealing, Middlesex (d. 2006)

Gene Hackman

Jan 30 Gene Hackman, American actor (Bonnie & Clyde; The Coversation; The French Connection; The Birdcage), born in San Bernardino, California

  • Jan 31 Lynn Carlin [Mary Lynn Reynolds], American actress (Joan Hunter-James at 15, Faces), born in Los Angeles, California