On This Day

Events in Film & TV on January 16

  • 1936 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
  • 1949 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949 WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, D.C. (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Shooting begins on "Dr No" the first James Bond film
  • 1965 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
  • 1976 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 BBC landmark nature series "Life on Earth" presented by David Attenborough first shown on BBC One

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • 1988 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 1988 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • 1989 5th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 1991 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 1992 "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 1993 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2005 62nd Golden Globes: "The Aviator", Leonardo DiCaprio and Hilary Swank win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2006 63rd Golden Globes: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman, & Felicity Huffman win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2011 68th Golden Globes: The Social Network, Colin Firth, & Natalie Portman win

  • 2014 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Film