On This Day in Film & TV for January 9

  • January

Events in Film & TV

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Actor
Harrison Ford
Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
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 Bánky, 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, born in Mumbai, India (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1990)
  • 1925 Lee Van Cleef, American actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY), born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • 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
Actor
Bob Denver
  • 1935 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Aad Kosto, Dutch politician, born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands
  • 1939 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • 1940 Jimmy Boyd, American singer & actor (Howard-Bachelor Father), born in Jayess, Mississippi (d. 2009)
  • 1942 K. Callan, American actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1943 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Huyton, United Kingdom (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Harun Farocki, German filmmaker & author (Nicht loeschbares Feur), born in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Frank Biondi, American businessman (HBO), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 John Doman, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Leo Gullotta, Italian actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas), born in Catania, Italy
  • 1950 David Johansen [Buster Poindexter], American singer-songwriter & actor (Hot! Hot! Hot!), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1955 J. K. Simmons, American actor (Whiplash), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1956 Kimberly Beck Hilton, American actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • 1956 Imelda Staunton, British actress (Finding Your Feet, Maleficent), born in Archway, London
  • 1961 Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • 1965 Joely Richardson, English actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • 1966 Candi Milo, American voice actress, born in Palm Springs, California
  • 1968 Joey Lauren Adams, American actress, born in North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1972 Sarah Beeny, English property developer & television presenter, born in Reading, United Kingdom
  • 1972 Angie Martinez, American radio & television personality, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1974 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood film director & actor, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1976 Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer, born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1978 Maggie Rizer, American model & AIDS activist, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1987 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor, born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 1997 Lauryn McClain, American actress & singer, born in Decatur, Georgia

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Swimmer
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
  • 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