On This Day

Events in Film & TV on January 15

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919 Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit" premieres

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind

Film release premierFilm Premier

1948 "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", film based on B. Traven's novel, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart premieres

  • 1956 KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 New York Yankees announce that 140 MLB games to be televised on WPIX TV this season in a deal worth over $1 million dollars

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1961 Berry Gordy signs The Supremes with Motown Records

Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter Berry Gordy
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter
Berry Gordy
Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] is the subject of the BBC TV programme "This is Your Life"

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1967 Rolling Stones appear for the fifth time on the Ed Sullivan Show, reluctantly agree to alter lyrics of "Let's Spend The Night Together" [1] [2]

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1968 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 TV drama "Emergency" with Randolph Mantooth and Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV
  • 1974 TV sitcom "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC, starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross and Ton Bosley
  • 1975 Space Mountain opens at Disneyland

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1975 Pioneering American female comedian Phyllis Diller gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

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1977 Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1981 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1985 CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • 1986 Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
  • 1988 NFL analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes several questionable comments about African Americans during a lunchtime interview on CBS' NFL Today; fired the next day
  • 1989 Big John Studd wins WWF's 2nd Royal Rumble
  • 1989 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins the Golden CableACE for "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"
  • 1990 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards: Santa Barbara wins
  • 1993 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2007 64th Golden Globes: Babel, Forest Whitaker, & Helen Mirren win

  • 2010 15th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Hurt Locker wins Best Film

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2012 69th Golden Globes: "The Descendants," George Clooney & Meryl Streep win

  • 2015 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Boyhood wins Best Film