Events in Film & Television in January 1984

  • Jan 4 "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 9 "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)
  • Jan 17 Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

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Jan 27 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 28 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, & Shirley MacLaine win

  • Jan 31 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network