On This Day in Film & TV for January 23

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Release

1948 Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens

  • 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
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
  • 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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino
Actress Emma Thompson
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, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-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 singer and actress (b. 1948)
  • 2004 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), dies at 76
  • 2005 Johnny Carson, American television host (b. 1925)
  • 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