On This Day

January 1975 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 6 "AM America" premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • Jan 6 "Wheel Of Fortune" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Jan 15 Space Mountain opens at Disneyland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Pioneering female comedian Phyllis Diller get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • Jan 18 "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
  • Jan 23 "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 24 "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 25 32nd Golden Globes: "Chinatown", Jack Nicholson, & Gena Rowlands win

Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • Jan 29 First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress
  • Jan 2 Dax Shepard, American actor
  • Jan 3 Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years) [or Mar 3]
  • Jan 3 Jason Marsden, actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today)
  • Jan 5 Kylie Bax, New Zealand model, born in Thames, New Zealand

Person of interestBradley Cooper

Jan 5 Bradley Cooper, American actor (Silver Linnings Playbook, American Hustle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Jan 6 Yukana, Japanese voicer actress & singer, born in Futtsu, Japan
  • Jan 16 Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 17 Freddy Rodriguez, Puerto Rican-American actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 22 James Murray, British actor (Cucumber, Medici: Masters of Florence), born in Manchester, England
  • Jan 25 Dat Phan, Vietnamese-born American stand-up comedian, born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Jan 25 Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 28 Terri Colombino, American Actress
  • Jan 29 Kelly Packard, American actress (Tiffani Smith-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 29 Sara Gilbert, American actress (Darlene Conner-Roseanne), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 31 Preity Zinta, Indian actress & entrepreneur, born in Shimla, India

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Arthur Pierson, Norwegian-born American actor & director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
  • Jan 3 Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
  • Jan 6 Noel Madison, actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), dies at 66
  • Jan 8 John Dierkes, American actor (Shane, Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree), dies from emphysema at 69
  • Jan 8 John Gregson, British actor (Gideon CID, The Longest Day, Shirley's World), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Jan 9 John Slater, British actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
  • Jan 9 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent, Grand Illusion), dies at 77
  • Jan 18 Gertrude Olmstead, American silent film actress, dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Marie Lohr, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
  • Jan 23 Karel Paul van der Mandele, Dutch financier and director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
  • Jan 24 Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 72
  • Jan 25 Vivien Kellems, American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people, dies at 78
  • Jan 26 Lubov Orlova, actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72