On This Day

January 2005 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 9 31st People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Matt LeBlanc & Marg Helgenberger win (TV)

  • Jan 10 10th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: "Sideways" wins Best Film

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 16 62nd Golden Globes: "The Aviator", Leonardo DiCaprio and Hilary Swank win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jan 23 "Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS

  • Jan 30 21st Sundance Film Festival: "Forty Shades of Blue", directed by Ira Sachs, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 8 Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 22 Businessman and "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump (58) weds former model Melania Knauss (34) at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jan 29 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, dies at 91
  • Jan 8 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster, dies at 52
  • Jan 9 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  • Jan 10 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  • Jan 10 Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
  • Jan 12 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 72
  • Jan 13 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • Jan 15 Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 15 Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
  • Jan 15 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), dies of complications from pneumonia at 88
  • Jan 17 Virginia Mayo [Jones], American actress (The Best Years of Our Lives, Out of the Blue, White Heat), dies of congestive heart failure at 84
  • Jan 18 Lamont Bentley, American actor (b. 1973)
  • Jan 21 Parveen Babi, Indian actress (b. 1955)

Person of interestJohnny Carson

Jan 23 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • Jan 28 Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
  • Jan 28 Jacques Villeret, French actor (b. 1951)
  • Jan 29 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, dies at 80