On This Day in Film & TV for January 17

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 Radio series "The Goldbergs" by Gertrude Berg premieres on US TV on CBS
  • 1954 Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)
  • 1976 Blondie release their debut single "X Offender" written by Debbie Harry and Gary Valentine
  • 1983 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar, Rick Springfield, and Olivia Newton-John win
  • 1984 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
  • 1986 2nd Sundance Film Festival: "Smooth Talk" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1991 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
  • 1993 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1926 Comedian George Burns marries comedienne Gracie Allen
  • 1946 Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur (25) in Long Beach, California
  • 1988 Publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds actress Katherine Keeton (48)

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1967 Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82
  • 1972 Rochelle Hudson, American actress (Les Misérables, Imitation of Life, That's My Boy), dies from pneumonia at 55
  • 1973 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), dies at 77
  • 1980 Barbara Britton [Brantingham], American actress (Captain Kidd; Young and Willing; Mr. and Mrs. North), dies of pancreatic cancer at 60
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