On This Day

January 2017 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 8 74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 10 Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), dies at 63

Person of interestWilliam Peter Blatty

Jan 12 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, dies at 89

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • Jan 13 Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Bye Bye Birdie), dies at 85
  • Jan 15 Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Miguel Ferrer, American actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), dies of cancer at 61
  • Jan 23 Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), dies at 75

Person of interestMary Tyler Moore

Jan 25 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), dies at 80

  • Jan 25 John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), dies at 77
  • Jan 26 Barbara Hale, American actress (Della Street in Perry Mason), dies at 94
  • Jan 26 Mike Connors [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), dies at 91
  • Jan 27 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), dies at 89
  • Jan 27 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, dies at 89