On This Day

January 2001 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 7 27th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress
Jennifer Aniston
Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • Jan 9 ABC-TV deputs "The Mole" for the first time
  • Jan 9 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos
  • Jan 12 Downtown Disney opens to the public in Anaheim

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire" premieres starring Hilary Duff

Actress and Singer Hilary Duff
Actress and Singer
Hilary Duff

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing'

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 19 Cult film "Donnie Darko" written and directed by Richard Kelly, starring Jake Gyllenhaal premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 21 58th Golden Globes: "Gladiator", Tom Hanks, & Julia Roberts win

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • Jan 28 17th Sundance Film Festival: "The Believer", directed by Henry Bean, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 20 "Fast Lane" actor Peter Facinelli (27) weds actress and director Jennie Garth (28) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Ray Walston, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), dies at 86
  • Jan 2 Teri Diver, American actress, dies at 29
  • Jan 5 Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
  • Jan 10 Jacques Marin, French character actor (The Vintage, Charade), dies at 81
  • Jan 11 Michael Williams, British actor, husband of Judi Dench (b. 1935)
  • Jan 13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • Jan 15 Ted Mann, American screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • Jan 16 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Meet the People, Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Jan 18 Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
  • Jan 19 Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
  • Jan 30 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), dies at 90