On This Day

January 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 "Farewell My Concubine" directed by Chen Kaige from novel by Lilian Lee starring Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi and Gong Li premieres in Hong Kong (Cannes Palme d'Or 1993)
  • Jan 4 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

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Jan 8 NBC offers "The Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

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Jan 8 Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" debuts at the Toronto Film Fetsival - will become lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million

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Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances, starring Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson,

  • Jan 14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • Jan 15 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • Jan 16 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 17 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 23 50th Golden Globes: "Scent of a Woman", Al Pacino, & Emma Thompson win

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
  • Jan 31 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Flora Cross, French-American actress, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 18 Morgan York, American actress, born in Burbank, California

Person of interestCameron Bright

Jan 26 Cameron Bright, Canadian actor (The Twilight Saga: X-Men), born in Victoria, British Columbia


Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • Jan 12 MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 28 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 June Clayworth, American actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma at 87
  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, American dancer & actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 4 Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 5 George L George, Russian/American journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • Jan 5 Jennifer Raine Bissell, British actress (Thriller, Rush: Inspired by Battlefield) dies from a heart ailment 60
  • Jan 5 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Jan 7 Richard Branda, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • Jan 16 Florence Desmond [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Glenn Corbett, American actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • Jan 18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76

Person of interestAudrey Hepburn

Jan 20 Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Roman Holiday; Breakfast at Tiffany's; My Fair Lady), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • Jan 20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), dies at 80

Person of interestAndré the Giant

Jan 27 André the Giant, French pro wrestler (WWF World Heavyweight C'ship 1988; WWF World Tag Team C'ship [with Haku] 1989), dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Jan 28 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Jan 28 John Steadman, American actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of a lung ailment at 83