Events in Film & TV on January 20

  • 1949 1st inaugural parade televised, for Harry Truman, watched by 10 million people

Music History

1954 Herman Wouk's stage drama "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", adpated from his novel "The Caine Mutiny", starring Henry Fonda, and directed by Charles Laughton, premieres at the Plymouth Theatre, NYC; runs for 415 performances

  • 1958 KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

1968 Arthur Penn's film "Bonnie and Clyde" premieres in Paris, France with stars Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway in attendance

  • 1978 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"

Hall of Fame

1988 3rd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Beach Boys; The Beatles; The Drifters; Bob Dylan; The Supremes; Woody Guthrie; Leadbelly; Les Paul; and Berry Gordy, Jr.

Golden Globes

1990 47th Golden Globes: "Born on the Fourth of July", Tom Cruise and Michelle Pfeiffer win

Film Premiere

1994 British comedy "Four Weddings and a Funeral" written by Richard Curtis, starring Hugh Grant premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

  • 1997 2nd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Fargo wins Best Film

Film Premiere

1998 "Dawson's Creek" created by Kevin Williamson, starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson premieres on WB in the US

  • 1998 3rd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: L.A. Confidential wins Best Film
  • 2002 18th Sundance Film Festival: "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits", directed by Rebecca Miller, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Television Debut

2006 "High School Musical" debuts, starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hugdens; becomes Disney Channel's most successful TV movie

Film Awards

2007 12th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: "The Departed" wins Best Film

Film & TV History

2008 "Breaking Bad", created by Vince Gilligan and starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul premieres on AMC

Music History

2015 Musical "Hamilton" starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos premieres at The Public Theater in Lower Manhattan, New York