On This Day

January 1991 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 6 "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 8 "Davis Rules" with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
  • Jan 14 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Jan 16 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 17 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 19 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins

  • Jan 19 Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
  • Jan 21 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon and four TV crew captured and held for 40 days by Iraqis in the Persian Gulf
  • Jan 25 Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
  • Jan 27 7th Sundance Film Festival: "Poison" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 28 "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 31 "Close-Up", Iranian film directed by Abbas Kiarostami, starring Hossain Sabzian and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Kathleen Herles, American voice actor
  • Jan 4 Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 7 Max Morrow, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 19 Erin Sanders, American actress, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 30 Matthew Werkmeister, Australian actor, born in Melbourne, Australia

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Renato Rascel, Italian actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Harry Krimer, French actor (Napoleon, Les vagabonds magnifiques, La course du flambeau), committed suicide at 94
  • Jan 4 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), dies at 81
  • Jan 5 John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • Jan 5 Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • Jan 9 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), dies at 86
  • Jan 12 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
  • Jan 18 Nita Krebs, actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Jan 19 Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
  • Jan 19 Glenn Langan, American actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies of lymphoma at 73
  • Jan 19 John Russell, American actor (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • Jan 20 Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
  • Jan 21 Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
  • Jan 24 George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Jan 24 Lawrence Lott, actor (Real Men, Philadelphia Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
  • Jan 25 Lillian Bond, English-American actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
  • Jan 25 Stanley Brock, American actor (UHF, Hard to Kill, Ivan-He's the Mayor), dies of heart attack at 59
  • Jan 30 John McIntire, American actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian), dies of emphysema at 83