On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for January 5

Events in Film & TV

  • 1927 Fox Studios exhibits Movietone

Film release premierFilm Premier

1933 "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noël Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
Actor and Director Frank Lloyd
Actor and Director
Frank Lloyd
  • 1945 Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
  • 1955 KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1967 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
  • 1970 KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1974 Raul Julia appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Oh, Brother"

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • 1981 "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 mins to 30 mins
  • 1989 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
  • 1989 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • 1993 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
  • 1994 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2020 77th Golden Globes: "1917" Best Drama, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Best Comedy/Musical, acting awards Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Awkwafina, Taron Edgerton

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1889 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo; Little Rascal), born in Nieuwer-Amstel, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Cora Witherspoon, American actress (Quality Street The Bank Dick), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Francesca Bertini, Italian actress (Odette, Assunta Spina), born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1985)
  • 1892 Anne Morrison Chapin, American playwright, actress, (The Wild Westcotts), and screenwriter (The Sailor Takes A Wife), born in Shoals, Indiana (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1908 George Dolenz [Jure Dolenc], Italian actor (Scared Stiff, Count of Monte Cristo), born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1963)
  • 1910 Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (Captain Kangaroo - "Mr. Green Jeans"; The Fred Waring Show - "Lumpy"), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Jack Haig [John Cecil Coppin], English actor ('Allo, Allo!), born in London, England (d. 1989)

Person of interestGeorge Reeves

1914 George Reeves [Bessolo, né Brewer], American actor (Adventures of Superman; Gone With The Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa (d. 1959)

Person of interestJane Wyman

1917 Jane Wyman, American Academy Award-winning actress (Johnny Belinda; Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2007)

Actress Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
  • 1925 Wolf Morris, English actor (Decoy), born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Robert Earle, American TV host (GE College Bowl), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Richard Hayes, American actor & singer (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2014)

Person of interestRobert Duvall

1931 Robert Duvall, American award-winning actor and filmmaker (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, MASH, Great Santini, Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California

  • 1936 Florence King, American humorist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Michael O'Donoghue, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged), born in Sauquoit, New York (d. 1994)

Person of interestHayao Miyazaki

1941 Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo, Japan

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki
  • 1942 Dany Sava [Danielle Savalle], French actress (Moon Pilot), born in Paris, France
  • 1942 Charlie Rose, American TV host (CBS This Morning), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1942 Cliff Potts, American television & film actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • 1942 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader, born in Dartford, United Kingdom
  • 1944 Felix Arons, Dutch director & actor (Waaldrecht), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1945 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-British film director, born in Ottawa, Canada

Person of interestDiane Keaton

1946 Diane Keaton, American actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
  • 1947 Ted Lange, American actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • 1953 Pamela Sue Martin, American actress (Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • 1959 Clancy Brown, American film, television, and voice actor (Carnivàle, Billions), born in Urbana, Ohio
  • 1962 Suzy Amis, American actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor, born in Watford, United Kingdom
  • 1967 J. H. Wyman, American film producer & director (Almost Human), born in Oakland, California
  • 1967 Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor (Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967 Joe Flanigan, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Carl Evans, American actor (Guiding Light), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Paul McGillion, Scottish actor, born in Paisley, United Kingdom
  • 1970 Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1971 Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1973 Georgia Apostolou, Greek actress, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2016)
  • 1975 Kylie Bax, New Zealand model, born in Thames, New Zealand

Person of interestBradley Cooper

1975 Bradley Cooper, American actor (Silver Linnings Playbook, American Hustle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1978 January Jones, American actress, born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • 1980 Garette Patrick Ratliff, American actor (Return to Blue Lagoon), born in Burbank, California
  • 1981 Brooklyn Sudano, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1985 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor, born in Burnaby, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1985 Yoon So-yi, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1986 Deepika Padukone, Indian model, actress, and activist (Om Shanti Om, Cocktail, Piki), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1986 Teppei Koike, Japanese actor & singer, born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1987 Kristin Cavallari, American actress, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1996 Max Baldry, English actor, born in Redhill, United Kingdom

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1998 "Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo (39) weds actress Sam Jenkins (33) at the Beurge Chapel in Pacific Palisades, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2015 Actress Cameron Diaz (42) weds Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden (35) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1967 Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage

Actor Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1946 George "Slim" Summerville, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Keystone Cops), dies of a stroke at 53
  • 1956 Mistinguett [Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois], French actress and singer (Moulin Rouge star), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 80
  • 1965 Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • 1968 Jean Murat, French actor (Eternal Rain, Carnival Flanders), dies at 79
  • 1969 Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
  • 1971 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
  • 1977 Onslow Stevens, American actor (This is the Life), dies at 74
  • 1982 Hans Conried, American actor (Peter Pan; Bullwinkle Show; Make Room for Daddy - "Uncle Tonoose"; The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T), dies from a heart ailment at 64
  • 1982 Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • 1985 Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
  • 1990 Arthur Kennedy, American actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • 1991 John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • 1991 Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • 1993 George L George, Russian/American journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • 1993 Jennifer Raine Bissell, British actress (Thriller, Rush: Inspired by Battlefield) dies from a heart ailment 60
  • 1993 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • 1994 William Raynor, American screenwriter (Gomer Pyle; Get Smart; McDuff, The Talking Dog; Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 73
  • 1998 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny), dies from suicide at 46
  • 1998 Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American actor, musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher) and politician (Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), dies at Heavenly Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe, California, when he hits a tree at 62
  • 2001 Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 2003 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (Last Tango in Paris, In the Name of the Law), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 2009 Ned Tanen, American movie executive (b. 1931)
  • 2012 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111
  • 2014 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), dies at 86
  • 2018 Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (My Mother the Car, Coach), dies at 86