On This Day

January 1936 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music History

Jan 9 Noël Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Jan 16 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Betty Rollin, actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish)
  • Jan 5 Florence King, American humorist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)
  • Jan 10 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer, born in Dignams Creek, Australia (d. 1997)
  • Jan 11 Linda Lawson, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jan 11 Meindert Leerling, Dutch TV director/MP (RPF)
  • Jan 16 Michael White, British theater & film producer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)
  • Jan 17 Jerry Fogel, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 21 Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 23 Arlene Golonka, American actress (The Andy Griffith Show - "Millie Hutchins"; Mayberry R.F.D. - "Millie Swanson"), born in Chicago, Illinois (D. 2021)
  • Jan 25 Diana Hyland, American actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Jan 27 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Alan Alda

Jan 28 Alan Alda [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], American actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda

Weddings in Film & TV

Paul Henreid

Jan 1 Actor Paul Henreid (27) weds Elizabeth Camilla Julia Gluck

Burgess Meredith

Jan 10 Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)


Divorces in Film & TV

Divorce of Interest

Jan 10 Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 9 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), dies from a heart attack at 40