On This Day in Film & TV for January 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1894 "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood

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1979 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1984 "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)
  • 1989 "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
  • 1996 First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2000 26th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Calista Flockhart win (TV)

Actor Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey
  • 2001 ABC-TV deputs "The Mole" for the first time
  • 2001 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2005 31st People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Matt LeBlanc & Marg Helgenberger win (TV)

  • 2006 11th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Brokeback Mountain wins Best Film
  • 2007 33rd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Jennifer Aniston win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Eva Longoria win (TV)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1898 Gracie Fields, English music hall/vaudeville performer and actress (Queen of Hearts), born in Rochdale, England (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Vilma B├ínky, Austrian silent screen actress (The Eagle, Rebel), born in Nagydorog, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)

Person of interestRichard Nixon

1913 Richard Nixon, 37th US President (Republican 1969-74) and actor, born in Yorba Linda, California (d. 1994)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1915 Anita Louise, American actress (The Little Princess, Gorilla, My Friend Flicka), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1915 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1982)
  • 1920 Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army, The Avengers), born in Brixton, London (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
  • 1925 Lee Van Cleef, NJ, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
  • 1932 Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestBob Denver

1935 Bob Denver, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2005)

Actor Bob Denver
Bob Denver
  • 1935 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Aad Kosto, Dutch theologist/actor/asst secretary of Justice
  • 1939 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • 1940 Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
  • 1942 K Callan, actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1943 Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer
  • 1945 Frank J Biondi Jr, president (HBO)
  • 1945 Harun Farocki, actor and director (Nicht loeschbares Feur)
  • 1945 John Doman, American actor
  • 1946 Leo Gullotta, actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas)
  • 1955 J. K. Simmons, American actor
  • 1956 Kimberly Beck Hilton, actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • 1956 Imelda Staunton, British actress
  • 1961 Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • 1965 Joely Richardson, English actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • 1966 Candi Milo, American voice actress
  • 1968 Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
  • 1972 Kristie Hicks, Bardstown Kentucky, Miss America-Kentucky (1996)
  • 1972 Sarah Beeny, British TV personality
  • 1972 Angie Martinez, American radio and television personality
  • 1974 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood Director, Actor, Producer, Singer.
  • 1976 Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer
  • 1978 Maggie Rizer, American model and AIDS activist
  • 1987 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (d. 2006)
  • 1997 Lauryn McClain, American actress and singer

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2007 "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California
  • 2009 High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2010 Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

HeartWedding of Interest

2018 Swimmer and 12-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte weds model Kayla Rae Reid in Florida

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1931 Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896)
  • 1936 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), dies from a heart attack at 40
  • 1975 John Slater, British actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
  • 1975 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent, Grand Illusion), dies at 77
  • 1977 Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • 1982 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies of a possible stroke at 55
  • 1987 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), dies from a heart attack at 81
  • 1991 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), dies at 86
  • 1992 Steve Brodie [John Stevenson], American actor (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies from illness at 72
  • 1995 Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
  • 1996 Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88
  • 1998 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • 2005 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  • 2006 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), dies at 81
  • 2016 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), dies of a stroke at 74
  • 2018 Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), dies of cancer at 86