On This Day

Events in Film & Television in January 1982

  • Jan 4 Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
  • Jan 4 ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
  • Jan 7 "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 10 NBC's premiere of TV film "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on the Watergate conspirator, participant and convict

Film release premierFilm Release

Jan 21 Shaolin Temple" martial arts film released, first Hong Kong feature filmed in China, directed by Chang Hsin Yen, starring Jet Li in his debut role

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 30 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win