On This Day

January 1947 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 3 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
  • Jan 22 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens in Hollywood, California

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • Jan 5 Ted Lange, American actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 11 Anna Calder-Marshall, English actress (Zulu Dawn), born in Kensington, England
  • Jan 16 Juliet Berto, French actress (Le Sex Shop), born in Grenoble France (d. 1990)
  • Jan 17 Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in New York City, New York
  • Jan 17 Todd Susman, American actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 18 Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 19 Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
  • Jan 19 Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
  • Jan 21 Jill Eikenberry, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 26 Patrick Dewaere [PJMH Bordeaux], French actor (Les Valseuses)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 26 Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48