On This Day

January 1952 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV

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Jan 10 "The Greatest Show on Earth", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring James Stewart and Charlton Heston, premieres in New York (Best Picture 1953)

Actor James Stewart
Actor
James Stewart
Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Actor Charlton Heston
Actor
Charlton Heston
  • Jan 14 "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Man-Tat Ng, Hong Kong actor (The Final Combat), born in Xiamen, China
  • Jan 2 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 3 Jim Ross, American pro wrestling announcer (WWE), born in Fort Bragg, California
  • Jan 6 Armelia McQueen, American actress, born in Montgomery County, North Carolina
  • Jan 6 Larry Booker (Moondog Spot), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), born in Louisiana, United States (d. 2003)
  • Jan 6 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor, born in Siculiana, Italy
  • Jan 7 Sammo Hung, Hong Kong actor, director and martial artist (Winners and Sinners), born in Hong Kong
  • Jan 8 Lauri Walters, American actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 11 Massimo Lopez, Italian comedian
  • Jan 11 Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright
  • Jan 13 Sharon Gabet, actress (Edge of Night, Another World), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Jan 17 Larry Fortensky, former husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor (7th), born in Stanton, California (d. 2016)
  • Jan 17 Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra) and Academay Award winning film composer (The Last Emperor), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 22 Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 29 Tim Healy, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet), born in Benwell, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 18 Curly Howard {Jerome Lester Horwitz}, American vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), dies from a stroke at 48