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 & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & 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 awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 27 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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 and singer
  • Jan 6 Irina Shayk. Russian model, born in Yemanzhelinsk, USSR
  • Jan 8 Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  • Jan 10 Saleisha Stowers, American model
  • 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, actor (Dennis the Menace)
  • Jan 22 Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model
  • Jan 22 Daniel Wayne Smith, American actor, reality television personality (d. 2006)
  • Jan 24 Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
  • Jan 24 Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor
  • Jan 26 Shantelle Taylor, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Jan 28 Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
  • Jan 29 Drew Tyler Bell, American actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 18 Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
  • 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