On This Day

Events in Film & Television in January 1981

  • Jan 5 "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 mins to 30 mins

<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

Jan 8 Linda Ronstadt opens in "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Uris Theater, NYC

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Jan 12 Soap opera "Dynasty" produced by Aaron Spelling and starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV

Actress Linda Evans
Actress
Linda Evans
  • Jan 15 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 30 8th American Music Awards: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 31 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Robert De Niro, & Mary Tyler Moore win