Events in Film & TV on January 13

  • 1928 RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture
  • 1929 Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
  • 1948 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
  • 1953 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 "All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1989 "Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV
  • 1998 CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2002 28th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2008 65th Golden Globes (announced): Atonement, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Julie Christie win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2013 70th Golden Globes: Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Jessica Chastain win