On This Day

January 1943 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Jimmy Hart, American pro wrestling manager (WWF, WCW; Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Ted DiBiase and Jim Neidhart), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Jan 2 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 9 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Huyton, United Kingdom (d. 2019)
  • Jan 13 Richard Moll, American actor (Night Court - "Bull"; House - "Big Ben"; Dungeonmaster), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jan 14 Holland Taylor, American actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 14 Ronald Hunter, American actor (Lazarus Syndrome), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Geoffrey Deuel, American actor, born in Lockport, New York
  • Jan 19 Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
  • Jan 22 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress (Better Days Ahead, Pixote), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2015)
  • Jan 23 Gil Gerard, American actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jan 24 Julie Bennett, American actress (Hey There It's Yogi Bear), born in Beverly Hills, California

Person of interestSharon Tate

Jan 24 Sharon Tate, American actress (Valley of the Dolls), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • Jan 24 Subhash Ghai, Indian film director, born in Nagpur, India
  • Jan 25 Tobe Hooper, American film director, born in Austin, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Jan 26 Kathryn Leigh Scott, TV actress (Dark Shadows), born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • Jan 28 John Beck, American actor (Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 28 Susan Howard, American actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli), born in Marshall, Texas
  • Jan 29 Tony Blackburn, English radio DJ (Radio Caroline, BBC - 1st to broadcast), born in Guildford, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 25 Spencer Charters, American actor (3 Faces West, Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), dies at 67