On This Day

January 1998 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm 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

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

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

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

Film release premierFilm 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny), dies from suicide at 46
  • Jan 5 Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American actor, musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher) and politician (Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), dies while skiing 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