On This Day

January 2004 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Jan 3 After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

Film Awards

Jan 10 9th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins Best Film

Film and TV Awards

Jan 11 30th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

Golden Globes

Jan 25 61st Golden Globes: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", Sean Penn, and Charlize Theron win

  • Jan 25 20th Sundance Film Festival: "Primer", directed by Shane Carruth, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Weddings in Film & TV

Janusz Kamiński

Jan 12 Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (44) weds ABC-TV correspondent Rebecca Rankin in Los Angeles

  • Jan 24 "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (33) weds actress Andrea Elmer (31) at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Selma Blair

Jan 24 Actress Selma Blair (31) weds producer Ahmet Zappa (29) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Doralyn "Lynn" Cartwright, American character actress (A League of Their Own), dies at 76
  • Jan 4 Brian Gibson (director), English film director (b. 1944)
  • Jan 7 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned), dies at 77

Spalding Gray

Jan 10 Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), commits suicide at 62

  • Jan 14 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies at 84
  • Jan 14 Ron O'Neal, American actor (Super Fly), dies of cancer at 66
  • Jan 17 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer, dies at 88
  • Jan 17 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), dies at 72
  • Jan 22 Billy May, American orchestra leader and composer (The Green Hornet, Mod Squad, Batman), dies at 87
  • Jan 22 Ann Miller [Johnnie Lucille Collier], American actress, dancer, and singer (On the Town), dies at 80
  • Jan 23 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), dies at 76

Jack Paar

Jan 27 Jack Paar, American comedian and TV host of the Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show (1957-62), dies at 85

  • Jan 27 Hard Boiled Haggerty [Don Stansauk], American pro wrestler (AWA, NWA, WWA World Tag Team C'ship; IWA World Heavyweight C'ship) and actor (The Incredible Hulk), dies at 78
  • Jan 28 Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 29 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (Helden, Ich suche dich), dies of kidney disease at 88