On This Day

January 2016 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"

Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
Actor Adam Driver
Actor
Adam Driver

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 10 73rd Golden Globes: "The Revenant", "The Martian", Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win

  • Jan 24 TV drama "The X-Files" returns after 13 years, reuniting lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and produced again by Chris Carter
  • Jan 27 On This Day receives its second substantial face-lift, courtesy of a fresh new website design and brand by design studio Fhoke. Dedicated history and film and television channels are launched alongside the new design.

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 16 Actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler (35) weds baseball player Cutter Dykstra (53) in Palm Springs, California
  • Jan 19 "Ghajini" actress Asin Thottumkal (30) weds Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma in India

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), dies at 85
  • Jan 4 Michel Galabru, French actor (Judge & the Assassin), dies at 93
  • Jan 6 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86
  • Jan 9 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), dies of a stroke at 74
  • Jan 13 Brian Bedford, English actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue), dies at 80

Person of interestAlan Rickman

Jan 14 Alan Rickman, English actor (Die Hard, Harry Potter franchise), dies of cancer at 69

  • Jan 14 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, dies of throat cancer at 73
  • Jan 15 Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), dies of cancer at 73
  • Jan 15 Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Bachelor Father), dies at 72
  • Jan 19 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), dies at 84
  • Jan 22 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), dies at 93
  • Jan 23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • Jan 26 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), dies at 94
  • Jan 29 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director (The Beautiful Troublemaker), dies at 87
  • Jan 30 Frank Finlay, British actor (Bouquet of Barbed Wire), dies at 89
  • Jan 31 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), dies of cancer at 77