Events in Film & TV on January 17

  • 1949 Radio series "The Goldbergs" by Gertrude Berg premieres on US TV on CBS

Television Debut

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

Music Single

1976 Blondie release their debut single "X Offender" written by Debbie Harry and Gary Valentine

Music Awards

1983 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar, Rick Springfield, and Olivia Newton-John win

  • 1984 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that 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
  • 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

Film & TV History

1994 Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

Music Awards

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

Film Awards

2003 8th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Chicago Best Picture