On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for January 28

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 "La Vie Commence Demain" the 1st X-rated movie, depicting artificial insemination, opens in London
  • 1953 WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 "The Goon Show"'s final episode on BBC radio

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 1965 "The Who" make their 1st appearance on British television programme "Ready Steady Go!"
  • 1973 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1973 Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1973 30th Golden Globes: The Godfather, Marlon Brando and Liv Ullmann win

Actor Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1978 35th Golden Globes: "The Turning Point", Richard Burton, & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1980 37th Golden Globes: "Kramer vs. Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1984 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, & Shirley MacLaine win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1989 46th Golden Globes: "Rain Man", Dustin Hoffman, & Jodie Foster win

  • 1991 "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1996 12th Sundance Film Festival: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2001 17th Sundance Film Festival: "The Believer", directed by Henry Bean, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2007 23rd Sundance Film Festival: "Padre Nuestro", directed by Christopher Zalla, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880 Mary Boland, American comedienne and actress (Ruggles of Red Gap), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1887 Lily (Theresa) Strickland, American composer of art songs, piano, and silent film music, and ethnomusicologist (The Music Courier), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1958)
  • 1908 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Arnold Moss, American actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1910 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1914 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Suzanne Flon, French actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Seine (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), born in Holborn, London (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
  • 1935 Nicholas Pryor, American actor (The Hunger Games), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestAlan Alda

1936 Alan Alda [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], American actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda
  • 1937 Ken Hill, English playwright and director, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1995)
  • 1941 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943 John Beck, American actor (Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Susan Howard, American actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli), born in Marshall, Texas
  • 1946 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
  • 1950 Barbi Benton [Klein], American Playboy model and actress (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!), born in New York City
  • 1954 Anicee Alvina, actress (Friends), born in Paris, France
  • 1957 Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)
  • 1957 Frank Skinner, English comedian
  • 1959 Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • 1959 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-Australian film and television score composer (The Truman Show) born in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany
  • 1960 John Caliri, American actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble), born in Providence Rhode Island
  • 1962 Keith Hamilton Cobb, Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)
  • 1965 Lynda Boyd, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1967 Jan Lamb, Hong Kong disc jockey & stand-up comedian
  • 1969 Kathryn Morris, American actress
  • 1969 Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
  • 1975 Terri Colombino, American Actress
  • 1976 Lee Ingleby, British actor
  • 1976 Emiko Kado, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1977 Joey Fatone, American pop singer (NSYNC - "Bye Bye Bye"), dancer, actor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestElijah Wood

1981 Elijah Wood, American actor (The Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • 1986 Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
  • 1988 Henry Mortensen, American actor
  • 1998 Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family) and singer, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

1925 Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France

LoveWedding of Interest

1982 Actor Danny DeVito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)

LoveWedding of Interest

1993 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)

  • 1994 American actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds American actor Edward James Olmos (46); divorce in 2002
  • 2006 London Broncos rugby football player Craig Gower (27) weds TV personality and model Amanda Flynn (24) in Sydney, Australia
  • 2006 "The Biggest Loser" TV personality Rasha Spindel weds Edwin Chapman at the Wai'oli Tea Room in Manoa Valley, Honolulu

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011 "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (37) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (30) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of a storybook wedding

Actress Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1973 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), dies of a abdominal haemorrhage at 63
  • 1977 Burton "Burt" Mustin, American actor (All in the Family, The Andy Griffith Show), dies at 92
  • 1984 John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
  • 1993 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • 1993 John Steadman, American actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of a lung ailment at 83
  • 1994 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), dies at 77
  • 1996 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • 2004 Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2005 Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
  • 2005 Jacques Villeret, French actor (b. 1951)
  • 2006 Henry McGee, British actor and comedian (No, That's Me Over Here!, The Benny Hill Show), dies at 77
  • 2007 Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
  • 2020 Nicholas Parsons, British presenter, comedian and actor "the ultimate quiz show host", dies at 96
  • 2021 Cicely Tyson, American stage and screen actress (Roots; The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman), dies at 96 [1]