Events in Film & TV on January 18

  • 1948 Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
  • 1949 "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)

Pro Wrestling

1971 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in New York, to become WWWF champ

Television Finale

1973 John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" on BBC TV

  • 1974 "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
  • 1975 "The Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
  • 1987 3rd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Golden Globes

1992 49th Golden Globes: Bugsy, Nick Nolte and Jodie Foster win

  • 1992 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident

Golden Globes

1998 55th Golden Globes: "Titanic", Peter Fonda and Judi Dench win

United Nations

2008 The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace