On This Day in Film & TV for January 23

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg win
  • 1955 KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1961 Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films
  • 1962 "Jules et Jim", based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché, directed by François Truffau and starring Jeanne Moreau is released
  • 1965 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • 1975 "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1977 Mini-series "Roots" premieres on ABC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1985 Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
  • 1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1988 45th Golden Globes: The Last Emperor, Michael Douglas, & Sally Kirkland win

  • 1988 Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1993 50th Golden Globes: "Scent of a Woman", Al Pacino, & Emma Thompson win

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2000 57th Golden Globes: American Beauty, Denzel Washington, & Hilary Swank win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2005 "Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1865 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director and actor (Black Haired Whore), born (d. 1944)
  • 1889 Franklin Pangborn, American actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1894 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor ( Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1897 Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
  • 1898 Randolph Scott, American actor (Ride the High Country, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union), born in Orange County, Virginia (d. 1987)
  • 1900 Mary Philips, American actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde), born in New London, Connecticut (d. 1975)
  • 1900 Ralph Graves, American actor (Dirigible, Extra Girl, Flight, Dream Street), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1905 David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1907 Bob Steele [Robert Adrian Bradbury], American actor (Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Dan Duryea, American actor (Pride of the Yankees), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1919 Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1923 Florence Halop, American actress (Night Court, St Elsewhere), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1928 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Arlene Golonka, American actress (Millie-Mayberry RFD), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1934 Lou Antonio, actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1938 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1939 Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
  • 1939 Arlene Golonka, American actress
  • 1942 Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
  • 1943 Gil Gerard, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1944 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
  • 1950 Richard Dean Anderson, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950 Richard Gilliland, American actor (Jonesy in The Waltons, Tom in Heartland), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1958 Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (Apr, 1981)
  • 1959 Tyrone Power Jr, American actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Misha Mck, American actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C), born in East Orange New Jersey
  • 1962 Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
  • 1963 Gail O'Grady, actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestMariska Hargitay

1964 Mariska Hargitay, American actress (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1969 Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress
  • 1971 Lorne Spicer, British TV presenter
  • 1972 Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor
  • 1973 Lanei Chapman, American actress
  • 1974 Tiffani Theissen, American actress (Saved by Bell, 90210), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1974 Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
  • 1976 Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1976 Nigel McGuinness, English professional wrestler
  • 1985 Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1976 Actor Sidney Poitier (48) weds actress Joanna Shimkus


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1956 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
  • 1976 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, dies in Philadelphia at 77
  • 1976 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (Passport to Pimlico, Tot Coq), dies at 62
  • 1978 Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), dies at 74
  • 1982 Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
  • 1992 Frederick "Freddie" Bartholomew, British child actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield, Captains Courageous), dies of emphysema at 67
  • 1992 Ian Wolfe, American actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors, Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), dies at 95
  • 1994 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
  • 1994 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 1995 Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
  • 2003 Nell Carter, American actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), dies at 54
  • 2004 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), dies at 76

Person of interestJohnny Carson

2005 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 2016 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • 2017 Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), dies at 75
  • 2018 Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be a Star winner- 1988), dies of peritoneal cancer at 52