January 1955 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, FL (CBS) begins
  • Jan 2 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
  • Jan 5 KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Jan 7 WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 8 WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 10 "Ordet", directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, is released
  • Jan 19 "The Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
  • Jan 23 KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada (NBC) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Tex Brashear, American voice actor

Person of interestRowan Atkinson

Jan 6 Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder), born in Consett, County Durham, England

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Jan 7 Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
  • Jan 9 J. K. Simmons, American actor
  • Jan 12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
  • Jan 15 Enrico Mentana, Italian newscaster (RAI), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 18 Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)

Person of interestKevin Costner

Jan 18 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jan 19 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
  • Jan 20 Wyatt Knight, American actor
  • Jan 22 John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)
  • Jan 26 Lucia Mendez, Mexican actress and singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno), born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 15 Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick