On This Day

January 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 ABC premiere of fact-based "Evil in Clear River"
  • Jan 15 NFL analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes several questionable comments about African Americans during a lunchtime interview on CBS' NFL Today; fired the next day
  • Jan 16 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 16 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • Jan 19 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 23 45th Golden Globes: The Last Emperor, Michael Douglas, & Sally Kirkland win

  • Jan 23 Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match
  • Jan 24 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
  • Jan 24 NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"
  • Jan 24 4th Sundance Film Festival: "Heat and Sunlight" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 US VP George H. W. Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Haley Bennett, American singer & actress, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Jan 7 Robert Sheehan, Irish actor, born in Port Laoise, Republic of Ireland
  • Jan 12 Andrew Lawrence, American actor (Brotherly Love, Recess), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 14 Jack P. Shepherd, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Pudsey, United Kingdom
  • Jan 28 Henry Mortensen, American actor
  • Jan 30 Rob Pinkston, American actor (Punk'd), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Actor Michael Biehn (31) weds film producer Gina Marsh

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 17 Publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds actress Katherine Keeton (48)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), dies from surgery complications at 79
  • Jan 3 William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 6 Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
  • Jan 7 Trevor Howard, English actor in over 70 films (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), dies of bronchitis at 71
  • Jan 7 Michel Auclair [Vladimir Vujović], German actor (Funny Face, Day of the Jackal), dies at 65
  • Jan 16 Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), dies at 83
  • Jan 21 Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
  • Jan 22 Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
  • Jan 25 Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
  • Jan 27 Edward Pawley, American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces), dies t 86