Events in Film & TV on January 12

Magic Show

1903 Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam

Television Premiere

1949 "Arthur Godfrey & his Friends" premieres on CBS TV

  • 1959 KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV

Television Debut

1966 "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

  • 1967 NBC revival of Jack Webb's police drama "Dragnet", now broadcast in color, debuts; runs through 1970
  • 1968 Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1971 "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV

Premiere of Dynasty

1981 Soap opera "Dynasty" produced by Aaron Spelling and starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV

  • 1992 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War

Hall of Fame

1993 8th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Ruth Brown; Cream; Creedence Clearwater Revival; The Doors; Etta James; Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers; Van Morrison; Sly and the Family Stone; Dinah Washington; Dick Clark; and Milt Gabler

Lizzie McGuire Premieres

2001 Disney Channel TV series "Lizzie McGuire" premieres starring Hilary Duff

  • 2001 Downtown Disney opens to the public in Anaheim
  • 2012 17th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Artist wins Best Film

Television Debut

2014 "True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

Golden Globes

2014 Woody Allen receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards