January 1990 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
  • Jan 11 Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
  • Jan 14 "The Simpsons" premieres on Fox TV
  • Jan 14 11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China
  • Jan 15 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Santa Barbara wins

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 20 47th Golden Globes: "Born on the Fouth of July", Tom Cruise, & Michelle Pfeiffer win

Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
  • Jan 27 6th Sundance Film Festival: "Chameleon Street" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Liam Aiken, American actor
  • Jan 7 Camryn Grimes, American actress, born in Van Nuys, California
  • Jan 13 Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor (Hunger Games films), born in Melbourne
  • Jan 14 Grant Gustin, American actor (The Flash), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jan 15 Chris Warren Jr., American actor
  • Jan 21 Jacob Smith, American actor
  • Jan 26 Christopher Massey, American actor
  • Jan 30 Jake Thomas, American actor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Lizzie McGuire), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jan 30 Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress/singer

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 29 Actor Michael Keaton (38) divorces actress Caroline McWilliams (44) after 7 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 2 Alan Hale Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), dies of cancer at 68
  • Jan 3 Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies
  • Jan 5 Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • Jan 6 Hans Jaray, actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
  • Jan 6 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40
  • Jan 8 Terry Thomas, British comedian and actor (Heroes), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78
  • Jan 10 Juliet Berto, screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
  • Jan 10 Yvonne Peattie Marquard, actress (Donovan's Reef), dies
  • Jan 11 Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
  • Jan 14 David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
  • Jan 15 Gordon Jackson, actor (Hamlet), dies after a short illness at 66
  • Jan 18 Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 20 Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • Jan 24 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • Jan 25 Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 25 Ava Gardner, actress (Barefoot Contessa), dies of pneumonia at 67

Actress Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
  • Jan 27 Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92