January 1982 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
  • Jan 4 ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
  • Jan 7 "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 10 NBC's premiere of TV film "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on the Watergate conspirator, participant and convict

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 30 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Kang Hye-jeong, South Korean actress
  • Jan 6 Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality

Person of interestEddie Redmayne

Jan 6 Eddie Redmayne, English actor (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Theory of Everything), born in London

  • Jan 7 Lauren Cohan, English American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Jan 8 Gaby Hoffman, actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then)
  • Jan 10 Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 11 Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 11 Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress, born in Sang-dong, South Korea
  • Jan 19 Jodie Sweetin, actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
  • Jan 19 Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
  • Jan 22 Kevin Sheridan, actor (Soul Man)
  • Jan 25 Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer and actor, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 25 Shawna Waldron, US actress, born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 29 Heidi Mueller, American actress (Passions), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 31 Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor, comedian and TV host

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28 Actor Danny Devito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Victor Buono, actor (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
  • Jan 1 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), dies from chronic bronchitis at 70
  • Jan 5 Hans Conried, American actor (Peter Pan, Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies from a heart ailment at 64
  • Jan 5 Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • Jan 8 Gregoire Aslan, actor (Concrete Jungle), dies of 73 of a heart attack
  • Jan 8 Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), dies of emphysema at 69
  • Jan 9 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies of a possible stroke at 55
  • Jan 18 Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
  • Jan 23 Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
  • Jan 27 Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
  • Jan 30 Stanley Holloway, English comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91