On This Day

January 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 18 3rd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 22 Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism
  • Jan 25 3rd Sundance Film Festival: "Waiting for the Moon" and "The Trouble with Dick" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 26 Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 31 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Bob Hoskins, & Marlee Matlin win

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Loui Batley, British actress
  • Jan 5 Kristin Cavallari, American actress, born in Denver, Colorado

Person of interestCynthia Erivo

Jan 8 Cynthia Erivo, British actress (Harriet Tubman) and singer-songwriter, born in London, England

Actress Cynthia Erivo
Actress
Cynthia Erivo
  • Jan 9 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor, born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Jan 12 Naya Rivera, American actress (Glee), born in Santa Clarita, California
  • Jan 12 Will Rothhaar, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 15 Michael Seater, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 16 Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model, born in Wickford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor, born in Sosnovo, Russia (d. 2003)
  • Jan 27 Lily Donaldson, British model
  • Jan 30 Rebecca Knox, Irish professional wrestler, born in Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 3 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), dies at 85
  • Jan 8 Peter Adams [James H Adams II], American actor (Zorro, Kraft Mystery Theater, Alternative), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 9 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), dies from a heart attack at 81
  • Jan 10 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), dies at 67
  • Jan 14 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • Jan 15 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), commits suicide at 59
  • Jan 17 Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • Jan 27 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, dies at 72
  • Jan 30 Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • Jan 30 Ken Drake, American actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies at 65
  • Jan 31 Yves All├ęgret, French film director, dies at 79