On This Day

January 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 15 CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • Jan 22 Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
  • Jan 23 Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 26 42nd Golden Globes: "Amadeus", F. Murray Abraham, & Sally Field win

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor, born in Burnaby, Canada (d. 2001)
  • Jan 5 Yoon So-yi, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 12 Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 12 Issa Rae, American actress, writer and producer (Insecure), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 17 Kangin [Kim Young-woon], South Korean singer, dancer, actor and DJ (Super Junior), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 18 Minnisha Lamba, Indian actress & model, born in New Delhi, India
  • Jan 21 Sasha Pivovarova, Russian Model
  • Jan 23 Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel, born in Eastermar, Netherlands
  • Jan 29 Isabel Lucas, Australian actress, born in Melbourne, Australia

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English Army Lt-General, author (A Full Life; Corps Commander), and film consultant (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 89
  • Jan 5 Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
  • Jan 7 Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
  • Jan 14 Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • Jan 18 Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (Hard Day's Night, Steptoe and Son), dies from cancer at 72
  • Jan 21 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • Jan 30 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), dies at 66