January 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • Jan 9 "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
  • Jan 13 "Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV
  • Jan 15 Big John Studd wins WWF's 2nd Royal Rumble
  • Jan 15 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins the Golden CableACE for "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"
  • Jan 16 5th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 19 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 20 Reagan becomes 1st US president elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 28 46th Golden Globes: "Rain Man", Dustin Hoffman, & Jodie Foster win

  • Jan 29 5th Sundance Film Festival: "True Love" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Anya Kop, Russian model and America's Next Top Model contestant
  • Jan 3 Alex D. Linz, American actor
  • Jan 30 Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Actor Leonard Nimoy (57) weds actress Susan Bay

  • Jan 21 "Falcon Crest" actor Lorenzo Lamas (31) weds actress Kathleen Kinmont (23) at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 8 Kenneth McMillan, actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 56
  • Jan 13 Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
  • Jan 16 Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • Jan 16 Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
  • Jan 16 Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
  • Jan 19 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
  • Jan 20 Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
  • Jan 20 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
  • Jan 27 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (b. 1918)
  • Jan 31 Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80