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

Musical Finale

1954 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical "South Pacific", starring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, closes at the Majestic Theater, NYC, after 1928 performances;, winning 10 Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prize

  • 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 western series "Bonanza"
  • 1976 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

Music History

1992 Eric Clapton performs for an episode of MTV "Unplugged" at Bray Film Studios in Windsor, England. Recording won six Grammy Awards, and became Clapton's bestselling album, and the bestselling live album of all time

  • 1993 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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