Events in Film & TV on January 20

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1949 J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • 1958 KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • 1978 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"

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1981 Ronald Reagan inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States of America

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1989 Reagan becomes 1st US president elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • 1997 2nd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Fargo wins Best Film
  • 1998 3rd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: L.A. Confidential wins Best Film

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2002 59th Golden Globes: "A Beautiful Mind", Russell Crowe, & Sissy Spacek win

  • 2002 18th Sundance Film Festival: "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits", directed by Rebecca Miller, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

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