On This Day

January 1972 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14 "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 14 WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14 WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14 WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 15 TV drama "Emergency" with Randolph Mantooth and Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 24 WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Yoon Chan, South Korean actor
  • Jan 4 James Longley, American documentary filmmaker, born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Jan 9 Sarah Beeny, English property developer & television presenter, born in Reading, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Angie Martinez, American radio & television personality, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 10 Brian Lawler, American professional wrestler, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Jan 11 Marc Blucas, American actor, born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 12 Randy Sklar, American comedian
  • Jan 13 Nicole Eggert, actress (Charles in Charge, Baywatch), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 15 Ernie Reyes Jr., American actor & martial artist (Ernie-Sidekicks), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 15 Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor, born in Mississauga, Canada
  • Jan 16 Richard T. Jones, American actor, born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 16 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 17 Benno Fürmann, German actor, born in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 19 Joana Benedek, Romanian-born Mexican actress, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jan 19 Ron Killings, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 19 Drea de Matteo, American actress (Swordfish, The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 22 Gabriel Macht, American actor (Suits), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 22 Romi Paku, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 23 Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor, born in Portobello, United Kingdom
  • Jan 27 Guillermo, Mexican-born American TV personality

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Jane Morgan, American singer & actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
  • Jan 1 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor & singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • Jan 8 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), dies at 82
  • Jan 10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • Jan 17 Rochelle Hudson, American actress (Les Misérables, Imitation of Life, That's My Boy), dies from pneumonia at 55
  • Jan 24 Jerome Cowan, American actor (Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), dies at 74