On This Day in Film & TV for January 16

Events in Film & TV

  • 1936 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
  • 1949 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949 WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, D.C. (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Shooting begins on "Dr No" the first James Bond film
  • 1965 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
  • 1976 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
  • 1988 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 1988 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • 1989 5th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 1991 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 1992 "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 1993 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2005 62nd Golden Globes: "The Aviator", Leonardo DiCaprio and Hilary Swank win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2006 63rd Golden Globes: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman, & Felicity Huffman win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2011 68th Golden Globes: The Social Network, Colin Firth, & Natalie Portman win

  • 2014 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Film

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1853 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, British actor and theatre director (Kathleen), born in London, England (d. 1937)
  • 1864 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), born near Yuba City, California (d. 1922)
  • 1872 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), born in Stevenage Hertfordshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1878 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1947)
  • 1887 John Hamilton, American actor (Superman), born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1958)
  • 1890 Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
  • 1890 Lloyd Bacon, US actor (Charlie Chaplin), born in San Jose, California (d. 1955)
  • 1896 Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • 1898 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • 1906 Diana Wynyard, British actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1907 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Ethel Merman, American stage and screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam), born in Queens, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1917 William "Buddy" Lester, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller, Phil Silvers Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
  • 1920 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company, born in New York (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress, 1st Latin actress to win a Golden Globe (High Noon, Broken Lance), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (d. 2002)

Person of interestSusan Sontag

1933 Susan Sontag, American author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York

Author Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag
  • 1936 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • 1937 Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • 1938 Michael Pataki, actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1938 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • 1941 Richard Bohringer, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France
  • 1942 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • 1945 Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
  • 1947 Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

1948 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • 1949 Caroline Munro, Windsor, Berkshire, English actress, model (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac) [or 12/16]
  • 1950 Debbie Allen, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950 Jesse Dizon, American actor, born in Oceanside, California
  • 1956 Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
  • 1963 James May, English television presenter
  • 1968 David Chokachi, actor (Baywatch)
  • 1971 Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
  • 1972 Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor
  • 1972 Richard T. Jones, American actor
  • 1972 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor
  • 1973 Josie Davis, American actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19], born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Josie Davis, American actress (Two and a Half Men, Sonny), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestKate Moss

1974 Kate Moss, English model, born in Croydon, England

Supermodel Kate Moss
Kate Moss
  • 1975 Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress
  • 1976 Trisha Stillwell, Miss USA-Oklahoma (1997, top 10)
  • 1979 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1980 Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
  • 1980 Michelle Wild, Hungarian model
  • 1986 Mason Gamble, actor (Dennis the Menace)
  • 1987 Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1999 "General Hospital" actor Steve Burton (29) weds model Sheree Gustin (22) at a cliffside church in Dana Point, California
  • 2016 Actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler (35) weds baseball player Cutter Dykstra (53) in Palm Springs, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1942 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, To Be or Not to Be), dies in a plane crash at 33
  • 1946 Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
  • 1957 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • 1971 Kermit Maynard, American cowboy actor (Valley of Terror, Saturday Roundup), dies at 73

Person of interestTed Cassidy

1979 Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46

  • 1981 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
  • 1987 Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), commits suicide at 59
  • 1988 Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), dies at 83
  • 1989 Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • 1989 Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
  • 1989 Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
  • 1992 Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
  • 1993 Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • 1993 Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • 1994 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), dies at 89
  • 1998 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (A Girl in Black), dies of cancer at 66
  • 2002 Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 2007 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), dies of a stroke at 71
  • 2009 John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)
  • 2014 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, dies of kidney failure at 89
  • 2014 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor, dies from heart and kidney failure at 82