On This Day in Film & TV for January 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1955 "The Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
  • 1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, North Dakota (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1988 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1991 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins

  • 1991 Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
  • 1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
  • 1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1997 54th Golden Globes: The English Patient, Geoffrey Rush, & Brenda Blethyn win

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001 Cult film "Donnie Darko" written and directed by Richard Kelly, starring Jake Gyllenhaal premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2003 60th Golden Globes: The Hours, Jack Nicholson, & Nicole Kidman win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1866 Harry Davenport, American actor and director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1906 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • 1906 Lilian Harvey, Briths actress (Invitation to the Waltz), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1913 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], Canadian actor (The Phantom Planet, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas), born in Talmage, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Guy Madison [Robert Moseley], American actor (Wild Bill Hickok), born in Pumpkin Center, California (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Cheers, Family Plot, The Counterfeit Killer), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
  • 1926 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Israel "Ulu" Grosbard, Belgian-born American actor and director (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Nathalie "Tippi" Hedren, American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model (The Birds, Marnie), born in New Ulm, Minnesota
  • 1931 Robert MacNeil, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1932 Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
  • 1933 Marc F. A. Andries, Flemish actor (Central Station)
  • 1940 Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
  • 1941 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • 1942 Shelley Fabares, American actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1943 Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
  • 1947 Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
  • 1947 Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
  • 1950 Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor
  • 1953 Linda Hayden, Stanmore, Middlesex, English actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Boys from Brazil)
  • 1953 Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride) and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
  • 1955 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
  • 1961 Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
  • 1961 William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
  • 1967 Christine Tucci, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
  • 1967 Javier Cámara, Spanish actor
  • 1970 Ghetty Chasun, Erie Penn, actress (Red Lips)
  • 1970 Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
  • 1971 Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
  • 1972 Joana Benedek, Mexican actress
  • 1972 Ron Killings, American professional wrestler
  • 1972 Drea de Matteo, American actress (Swordfish, The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973 Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
  • 1974 Frank Caliendo, American comedian
  • 1977 Taliesin Jaffe, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief), born in Venice, California
  • 1982 Jodie Sweetin, actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
  • 1982 Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
  • 1991 Erin Sanders, American child actress
  • 1992 Logan Lerman, American child actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2012 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai
  • 2016 "Ghajini" actress Asin Thottumkal (30) weds Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma in India

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1977 Director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1956 Charles Dingle, American actor (The Little Foxes), dies at 68
  • 1962 Harry "Snub" Pollard, Australian actor (Don't Shove, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1965 Frank Reicher, German-American actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • 1967 Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
  • 1969 Charles Winninger, American actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 84
  • 1970 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), dies of lung cancer at 49
  • 1973 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1976 Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
  • 1977 Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
  • 1979 Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
  • 1989 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
  • 1991 Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
  • 1991 Glenn Langan, American actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies of lymphoma at 73
  • 1991 John Russell, American actor (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • 1993 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 1996 Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
  • 1997 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, dies at 70

Person of interestHedy Lamarr

2000 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), dies of heart failure at 86

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 2001 Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Anthony "Tony" Franciosa [Papaleo], American actor (Career, Ben-Hur, Jeff-Name of the Game), dies at 77
  • 2007 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler, dies of a drug overdose at 45
  • 2008 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)
  • 2010 Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
  • 2015 Anne Kirkbride, English Actress (Deirdre in Coronation Street), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • 2016 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), dies at 84
  • 2017 Miguel Ferrer, American actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), dies of cancer at 61
  • 2018 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), dies at 93
  • 2018 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 2018 Allison Shearmur [Allison Ivy Brecker], American film executive and producer (Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Jason Bourne), dies of complications from lung cancer at 54