January 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 5 KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 5 Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC
  • Jan 10 Preview Center opens at Walt Disney World, Florida - first building to open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 "M*A*S*H", directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, is released (Palme d'Or 1970)

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
Actor Harry Morgan
Actor
Harry Morgan
  • Jan 27 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Gabriel Jarret, American actor
  • Jan 3 Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress
  • Jan 3 Christian Duguay, American comic actor
  • Jan 3 Matt Ross, American actor
  • Jan 4 Chris Kanyon, American professional wrestler, born in Sunnyside, New York City (d. 2010)
  • Jan 5 Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Jan 6 Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player & actress (Extremists), born in La Jolla, California
  • Jan 6 Julie Chen, American television presenter, born in New York City, New York
  • Jan 7 Doug E. Doug [Douglas Bourne], American actor and comedian (Cosby, Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 10 Marcus Bagwell, American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Jan 13 Keith Coogan, American actor (Jeffrey in The Waltons, Gun Shy), born in Palm Springs, California
  • Jan 13 Shonda Rhimes, American screenwriter/creator (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois
  • Jan 14 Gene Snitsky, American professional wrestler, born in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 17 Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator
  • Jan 19 Ghetty Chasun, American actress (Red Lips), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 19 Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian, born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 20 Skeet Ulrich, American actor (Scream), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Jan 20 Mitch Benn, English comedian & musician, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Ken Leung, American actor
  • Jan 22 Brian Gaskill, American actor (David Michaels-Models Inc, Bob-All My Children), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 24 Matthew Lillard, actor (Scream)
  • Jan 27 Jon Douglas Rainey, American TV personality
  • Jan 29 Heather Graham, actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 31 Minnie Driver, British actress & singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), born in London, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Bad Lands, Go West, Distant Drums), dies at 80
  • Jan 19 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), dies of lung cancer at 49
  • Jan 25 Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
  • Jan 25 Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)
  • Jan 30 Malcolm Keen, British actor ( The Lodger, The Manxman, The Murder Party), dies at 82