January 1974 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)

TV Show Appearance

Jan 5 Raul Julia appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Oh, Brother"

  • Jan 6 "CBS Mystery Theater" premieres on radio
  • Jan 11 ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
  • Jan 15 TV sitcom "Happy Days" created by Garry Marshall and starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, and Tom Bosley, begins an 11 year run on ABC
  • Jan 18 "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 9 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood film director & actor, born in Mumbai, India
  • Jan 10 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor and dancer (Bang Bang!; Fiza, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Jan 10 Jemaine Clement, New Zealand comedian, actor and musician (Flight of the Conchords - "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)"), born in Masterton, New Zealand
  • Jan 14 Kevin Durand, Canadian actor (The Strain), born in Thunder Bay, Canada

Kate MossKate Moss (49 years old)

Jan 16 English model, born in Croydon, England

  • Jan 17 Annemarie Jacir, Palestinian filmmaker and poet, born in Bethlehem, Palestine
  • Jan 18 Devon Odessa, American actress (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Jan 18 Maulik Pancholy, American actor, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jan 18 Michael Tunn, Australian radio announcer & television presenter, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jan 19 Frank Caliendo, American comedian & impressionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 21 Rove McManus, Australian television host and comedian
  • Jan 23 Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 23 Tiffani Theissen, American actress (Saved by Bell, 90210), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 24 Ed Helms, American comic actor (The Daily Show; The Office; The Hangover), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 25 Robert Budreau, Canadian film director, born in London, Canada

Christian BaleChristian Bale (49 years old)

Jan 30 British actor (Batman Begins, American Psycho, The Machinist), born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Olivia ColmanOlivia Colman (49 years old)

Jan 30 English actress (Broadchurch, The Favourite), born in Norwich, England

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 31 "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (52) weds real-estate broker John Calvin People (45) in Santa Barbara, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja), dies at 72
  • Jan 22 Leon Lontoc, Filipino-American character actor (The Ugly American; Burke's Law - "Henry"), and restaurateur, dies at 64
  • Jan 31 Glenn Morris, American Olympic track and field champion (Olympic gold, 1936) and actor (Tarzan's Revenge; Hold That Co-ed), dies of congestive heart failure at 61
  • Jan 31 Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Roger Pryor, American actor (Lady by Choice, Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), dies at 72

Samuel GoldwynSamuel Goldwyn (1882-1974)

Jan 31 Polish born Jewish-American film producer (The Best Years of Our Lives) and movie magnate, dies of natural causes at 91