On This Day in Film & TV for January 6

  • January

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1958 WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
  • 1967 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1967 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 "Schoolhouse Rock" premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • 1974 "CBS Mystery Theater" premieres on radio
  • 1975 "AM America" premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • 1975 "Wheel Of Fortune" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1991 "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009 Dakota Fanning receives the Rising Star Award at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2010 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2011 37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"

Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
Actor Adam Driver
Actor
Adam Driver

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2019 76th Golden Globes: "The Americans", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Green Book", Glenn Close and Rami Malek among the winners

Actor Rami Malek
Actor
Rami Malek

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1829 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author, born in Edo, Japan (d. 1894)
  • 1874 Fred Niblo, American film actor, director, and producer (Ben-Hur, The Mark of Zorro), born in York, Nebraska (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Tom Mix [Thomas Hezikiah Mix], American silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin), born in Mix Run, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • 1892 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), born in Mainz (d. 1969)
  • 1897 Billy Greene, American actor (Single Room Furnished, One Man's Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Phyllis Haver, American silent screen actress (What Price Glory), born in Douglass, Kansas (d. 1960)
  • 1901 Patrick Aherne, British actor (Green Dolphin Street, Rocketship X-M, The Court Jester), born in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1903 Francis L. Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England (d. 1956)
  • 1903 Stanley Smith, American actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1911 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), born in Bergen, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1912 Danny Thomas, American comedian (Danny Thomas Show), born in Deerfield, Michigan (d. 1991)

Person of interestLoretta Young

1913 Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2000)

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • 1913 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1916 David Bruce [Marden Andrew McBroom], American actor (The Mad Ghoul, Flying Tigers), born in Kankakee, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1926 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?), born in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France (d. 1990)
  • 1930 Victor "Vic" Tayback, American actor (Mel Sharples-"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore "), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1931 P J Kavanagh [Patrick Joeseph], British poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), born in Worthing, Sussex (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian, born in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 1934 Sylvia Syms, English actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine), born in Woolwich, London
  • 1938 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor, born in Greco
  • 1944 Bonnie Franklin, American actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Pepé Le Pew, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Odor-able Kitty"
  • 1952 Armelia McQueen, American actress, born in Montgomery County, North Carolina
  • 1952 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler, born in Louisiana, United States (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor, born in Siculiana, Italy
  • 1954 Anthony Minghella, English director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1954 Trudie Styler, English actress, born in Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

Person of interestRowan Atkinson

1955 Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder), born in Consett, County Durham, England

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • 1955 Sandra Bernhard, American actress (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1958 Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • 1958 Scott Bryce, American actor ( As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Paul Azinger, American golfer, broadcaster (PGA C'ship 1993, 12 PGA Tour titles), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer, born in London, England
  • 1961 Howie Long, American NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • 1964 Mark O'Toole, English musician (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax), born in Walton, Liverpool
  • 1964 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Yuri, Mexican actress and singer, born in Veracruz, Mexico
  • 1965 Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler, born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1966 Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1968 John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 1969 Norman Reedus, American model & actor (The Walking Dead), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1970 Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player & actress (Extremists), born in La Jolla, California
  • 1970 Julie Chen, American television presenter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Yukana, Japanese voicer actress & singer, born in Futtsu, Japan
  • 1976 Danny Pintauro, American actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss), born in Milltown, New Jersey
  • 1978 Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress, born in Tara Spencer-Nairn
  • 1981 Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1981 Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1982 Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality, born in Utica, New York

Person of interestEddie Redmayne

1982 Eddie Redmayne, English actor (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Theory of Everything), born in London

  • 1984 Kate McKinnon, American actress and comedian (Ghostbusters), born in Sea Cliff, New York
  • 1986 Irina Shayk, Russian model, born in Yemanzhelinsk, USSR

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestVictor Fleming

1949 Victor Fleming, American film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1975 Noel Madison, actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
  • 1977 Niall MacGinnis, Irish character actor (Curse of the Demon, Helen of Troy), dies from cancer at 63
  • 1984 Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • 1988 Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
  • 1990 Hans Jaray, actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
  • 1990 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1992 Elaine McKenna, Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
  • 1995 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • 1997 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1997 Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • 2012 Robert Dozier, Hollywood screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 2012 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 2012 Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83
  • 2014 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies at 91
  • 2015 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 81
  • 2016 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86