On This Day

January 1942 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 5 Dany Sava [Danielle Savalle], French actress (Moon Pilot), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 5 Charlie Rose, American TV host (CBS This Morning), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • Jan 5 Cliff Potts, American television & film actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 5 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader, born in Dartford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 8 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 9 K. Callan, American actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 10 Jack Regan, broadcaster
  • Jan 10 Walter Hill, American film director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 11 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (The New Yorker), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • Jan 16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Jan 17 Randy Boone, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Jan 17 Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
  • Jan 19 Shelley Fabares, American actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Jan 23 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi actor & director, born in Kolkata, India (d. 2017)
  • Jan 24 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (d. 2008)
  • Jan 26 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • Jan 27 John Witherspoon, American actor
  • Jan 29 Robin Morgan, American poet, author, political theorist, academic, and former child actor (Dagmar-Mama), born in Lake Worth, Florida
  • Jan 31 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
  • Jan 31 Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 10 Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70
  • Jan 16 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, To Be or Not to Be), dies in a plane crash at 33
  • Jan 31 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Spoiling the Game, S.A.-Mann Brand), dies when his plane is shot down during WWII at 24