Events in Film & TV
- Jan 5 Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
Birthdays in Film & TV
- Jan 5 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-British film director, born in Ottawa, Canada
- Jan 6 Pepé Le Pew, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Odor-able Kitty"
- Jan 9 Frank Biondi, American businessman (HBO), born in NYC, New York
- Jan 9 John Doman, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Jan 10 Colonel DeBeers [Edward Wiskoski], American professional wrestler, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri
- Jan 10 Spider Sabich, American alpine skier (Olympics 1968; shot by actress Claudine Longet), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1976)
- Jan 11 Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), born in Lendolf (d. 2017)
- Jan 16 Kabir Bedi, Pakistani actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry), born in Lahore, Pakistan
- Jan 20 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist and broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), born in Peterborough, England (d. 2013)
- Jan 21 Martin Shaw, British actor (The Chief, Inspector George Gently), born in Birmingham, England
- Jan 22 Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
- Jan 25 Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas), born in Washington, D.C.
- Jan 26 (Jacqueline) "Jacki" Ray, American model and actress (In Like Flint; Magnum, P.I.), born in Burbank, CAlifornia
- Jan 26 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
Tom Selleck (78 years old)
Jan 29 American actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan