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1984 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson, created by comedy writer Reinhold Weege, premieres on NBC TV; runs for 9 seasons
  • Jan 17 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

Film & TV Awards in 1984

  • Jan 28 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, & Shirley MacLaine win
  • Feb 2 1st Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 17 34th Berlin International Film Festival: "Love Streams" wins the Golden Bear
  • Mar 15 10th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV)
  • Apr 8 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Lonely Lady" wins
  • Apr 9 56th Academy Awards: "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win
  • May 23 37th Cannes Film Festival: "Paris, Texas" directed by Wim Wenders wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 27 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
  • Jun 28 17th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Sep 15 9th Toronto International Film Festival: "Places in the Heart" directed by Robert Benton wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 23 36th Emmy Awards: "Hill Street Blues"; "Cheers": John Ritter & Tyne Daly win

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 29 Actress Wonder Woman Lynda Carter (33) marries Robert Altman (58)
  • Mar 2 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon
  • Mar 24 "Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Sep 14 Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage
  • Dec 20 Actress Kate Jackson (36) divorces business executive David Greenwald after 2 years of marriage

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