On This Day

January 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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