January 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jan 6 "Schoolhouse Rock" premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • Jan 7 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14 Dancer Roy Castle is measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
  • Jan 16 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" on BBC TV

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • Jan 21 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
  • Jan 28 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
  • Jan 28 Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 28 30th Golden Globes: The Godfather, Marlon Brando and Liv Ullmann win

Actor Marlon Brando
Actor
Marlon Brando
Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola
Filmmaker
Francis Ford Coppola
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Lucy Davis, British actress
  • Jan 2 Will Kirby, American actor
  • Jan 3 Paula Knoll, Moorhead Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
  • Jan 3 Dan Harmon, American voice actor, producer and writer (Rick and Morty, Community), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 4 Harmony Korine, American film director and artist
  • Jan 10 Ryan Drummond, American voice actor
  • Jan 11 Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress (Magma M. and Kasia i Tomek), born in Krosno Odrzańskie, Poland
  • Jan 11 Rockmond Dunbar, US actor (Earth 2, Prison Break), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jan 12 Greg Morton, actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 12 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang), born in Chicago (d. 2015)
  • Jan 13 Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actor
  • Jan 16 Josie Davis, American actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19], born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 16 Josie Davis, American actress (Two and a Half Men, Sonny), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 17 Amanda Elizabeth Spivey, Spartanburg SC, Miss America-SC (1996)
  • Jan 19 Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
  • Jan 23 Lanei Chapman, American actress
  • Jan 25 Chris Guy, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 27 Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad & Tobago, 1997)
  • Jan 31 Portia de Rossi, Australian actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 8 Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Jan 21 Actress Jane Fonda weds activist Tom Hayden

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Isabel Randolph, US actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • Jan 15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
  • Jan 17 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), dies at 77
  • Jan 19 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 24 J. Carrol Naish, American actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • Jan 26 Edward G Robinson [Goldenberg], Romanian actor (Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Ten Commandments), dies at 79
  • Jan 28 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), dies of a abdominal haemorrhage at 63
  • Jan 29 Ludwig Stössel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera, The Pride of the Yankees), dies at 89
  • Jan 30 Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), dies of influenza at 54