On This Day

January 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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Jan 1 Barbra Streisand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jan 15 Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
  • Jan 17 2nd Sundance Film Festival: "Smooth Talk" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 21 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA

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Jan 23 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 24 43rd Golden Globes: "Out of Africa", Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Vidya Balan, Indian actress
  • Jan 5 Deepika Padukone, Indian model, actress, and activist (Om Shanti Om, Cocktail, Piki), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jan 5 Teppei Koike, Japanese actor & singer, born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 6 Irina Shayk, Russian model, born in Yemanzhelinsk, USSR
  • Jan 8 Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2003)
  • Jan 10 Saleisha Stowers, American model, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 11 Rachel Riley, English television presenter and mathematician (Countdown, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown), born in Rochford, England
  • Jan 16 Mason Gamble, American actor (Dennis the Menace), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 22 Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 22 Daniel Wayne Smith, American actor & reality television personality (d. 2006)
  • Jan 24 Mischa Barton, English-born American actress, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Jan 24 Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor, born in Eilat, Israel
  • Jan 26 Shantelle Taylor, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Toronto, Canada
  • Jan 28 Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
  • Jan 29 Drew Tyler Bell, American actor, born in Indiana

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Una Merkel, American actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Donna Reed, American actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 18 Claire James, American actress (Jack Armstrong), dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Jan 27 Lilli Palmer [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger, Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter), dies from abdominal cancer at 71
  • Jan 29 Leif Erickson, American actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront), dies at 74