Events in Film & TV on January 17

  • 1949 "The Goldbergs", first airs in the US on CBS

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1954 Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • 1983 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John
  • 1984 Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
  • 1986 2nd Sundance Film Festival: "Smooth Talk" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

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1987 US President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1991 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
  • 1993 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming

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1994 Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

Music awardsMusic Awards

2000 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

  • 2003 8th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Chicago wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2010 67th Golden Globes: Avatar, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock win