On This Day in Film & TV for January 30

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

1931 "City Lights", American silent romantic comedy film directed by Charlie Chaplin, starring himself and Virginia Cherrill, premieres at Los Angeles Theater

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1933 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
  • 1950 "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • 1956 KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
  • 1961 KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music awardsMusic Awards

1981 8th American Music Awards: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1982 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win

  • 1994 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1995 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
  • 2000 16th Sundance Film Festival: "Girlfight" and "You Can Count on Me" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2005 21st Sundance Film Festival: "Forty Shades of Blue", directed by Ira Sachs, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2011 27th Sundance Film Festival: "Like Crazy", directed by Drake Doremus, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1866 Gelett Burgess, American humorist and author (The Purple Cow), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1951)
  • 1871 Seymour Hicks, British actor and theatrical impresario (Scrooge), born in St. Hélier, Isle of Jersey, England (d. 1949)
  • 1871 Wilfred Lucas, Canadian actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1940)
  • 1873 Rose Melville, American stage actress (A Baby Grand, Her Great Invention), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1946)
  • 1900 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1900 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • 1900 Sandy Powell, English comedian, born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1902 Elise Cavanna, American actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1906 Greta Nissen, Norwegian-born American actress (Ambassador Bill), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Richard Hearne, British actor (Tons of Trouble, The Time of His Life), born in Norwich, England (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], US actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1914 David Wayne, American stage and screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), born in Traverse City, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1914 John Ireland, Canadian actor (All the King's Men, Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Dorothy Dell [Goff], American child actress (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (d. 1934)
  • 1918 David Opatoshu [Opatovsky], American actor and writer (Star Trek, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Dick Martin [Thomas Richard], American actor and comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • 1928 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)

Person of interestGene Hackman

1930 Gene Hackman, American actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), born in San Bernardino California

  • 1932 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
  • 1934 Tammy Grimes, American actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • 1937 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Marlies van Alcmaer, [Smal], Dutch actress/director (Bridge too Far)
  • 1948 Nicholas Broomfield, director/editor (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss)
  • 1950 Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses)
  • 1950 Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1951 Charles S Dutton, actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1956 Jeremy Gittins, English actor
  • 1960 Tony O'Dell, American actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class), born in Pasadena California
  • 1965 Julie McCullough, playmate (Feb 86)/actress (Growing Pains), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1966 Daphne Ashbrook, actress (Liz-Our Family Honor), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971 Darren Boyd, British actor
  • 1974 Christian Bale, Wales, British actor (Batman Begins, American Psycho, The Machinist), born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • 1976 Andy Milonakis, American comedian
  • 1980 Leilani Dowding, British glamour model
  • 1980 Wilmer Valderrama, American actor
  • 1980 Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor
  • 1987 Rebecca Knox, Irish professional wrestler
  • 1988 Rob Pinkston, American actor (Punk'd), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1989 Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper
  • 1990 Jake Thomas, American actor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Lizzie McGuire), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1990 Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress/singer
  • 1991 Matthew Werkmeister, Australian actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1934 Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 2011 "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1926 Barbara La Marr, American actress (The White Moth), dies at 29
  • 1956 Jane Seymour [Marjorie S Fitz-patrick], Canadian-American actress (Tom, Dick and Harry, Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 62
  • 1967 Lee Morgan, actor (Dungeons of Harrow, Last Rebel), dies
  • 1969 Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
  • 1970 Malcolm Keen, British actor ( The Lodger, The Manxman, The Murder Party), dies at 82
  • 1973 Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), dies of influenza at 54
  • 1980 Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
  • 1982 Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
  • 1983 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • 1985 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), dies at 66
  • 1987 Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • 1987 Ken Drake, actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies
  • 1991 John McIntire, American actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 1996 Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
  • 1999 Henry "Huntz" Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), dies from congestive heart failure at 76
  • 1999 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 2001 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), dies at 90
  • 2007 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

Person of interestSidney Sheldon

2007 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 2008 Jeremy Beadle, British television host (Beadle's About), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • 2008 Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian actor (b. 1969)
  • 2011 John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Frederick Treves, English actor, dies at 86
  • 2015 Geraldine McEwan, English actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), dies at 82
  • 2015 Than Wyenn, American character actor (Being There, Splash, Imitation of Life), dies at 95
  • 2016 Frank Finlay, British actor (Bouquet of Barbed Wire), dies at 89
  • 2018 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), commits suicide at 35