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)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

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

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 26 31st Golden Globes: "The Exorcist", Al Pacino, & Marsha Mason win

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty

Birthdays in Film & TV

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

Person of interestKate Moss

Jan 16 Kate Moss, English model, born in Croydon, England

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss
  • 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 Michael Tunn, Australian radio announcer & television presenter, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jan 18 Maulik Pancholy, American actor, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jan 19 Frank Caliendo, American comedian & impressionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 21 Rove McManus, Australian television host and comedian
  • Jan 23 Tiffani Theissen, American actress (Saved by Bell, 90210), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 23 Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 24 Ed Helms, American actor
  • Jan 25 Robert Budreau, Canadian film director, born in London, Canada
  • Jan 30 Christian Bale, British actor (Batman Begins, American Psycho, The Machinist), born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Person of interestOlivia Colman

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

Actress Olivia Colman
Actress
Olivia Colman

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, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
  • Jan 31 Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies 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
  • Jan 31 Glen Morris, American Olympic track and field champion (Olympic gold, 1936) and actor (Tarzan, Hold That Co-ed), dies of congestive heart failure at 61