On This Day

January 1998 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film and TV Awards

Jan 11 24th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • Jan 13 CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years

Golden Globes

Jan 18 55th Golden Globes: "Titanic", Peter Fonda and Judi Dench win

Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench
  • Jan 20 3rd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: L.A. Confidential wins Best Film

Film Premier

Jan 20 "Dawson's Creek" created by Kevin Williamson, starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson premieres on WB in the US

  • Jan 25 14th Sundance Film Festival: "Slam" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Marlene Lawston, American child actress
  • Jan 12 Nathan Gamble, American child actor, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 28 Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family) and singer, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 "Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo (39) weds actress Sam Jenkins (33) at the Beurge Chapel in Pacific Palisades, California

Divorces in Film & TV

Roseanne Barr

Jan 8 Roseanne Barr files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests, 13 dismissals; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), dies from suicide at 46
  • Jan 5 Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American actor, musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher) and politician (Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), dies at Heavenly Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe, California, when he hits a tree at 62
  • Jan 9 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • Jan 16 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (A Girl in Black), dies of cancer at 66
  • Jan 17 Emil Sitka, actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of stroke at 82
  • Jan 20 Bobo Brazil [Houston Harris], American professional wrestler, dies at 73
  • Jan 21 Jack Lord, American actor (Hawaii FIVE-O), dies at 77