Events in Film & TV on January 19

Film Release

1940 The Three Stooges film "You Nazty Spy!" about the Nazis released with the disclaimer "Any resemblance between the characters in this picture and any persons, living or dead, is a miracle."

  • 1955 "The Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
  • 1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, North Dakota (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1988 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1991 Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt

Pro Wrestling

1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble

Film & TV History

1992 Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

Golden Globes

1997 54th Golden Globes: The English Patient, Geoffrey Rush, & Brenda Blethyn win

Film Premiere

2001 Cult film "Donnie Darko" written and directed by Richard Kelly, starring Jake Gyllenhaal premieres at the Sundance Film Festival