On This Day

Events in Film & TV on January 21

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 performances

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge
  • 1957 KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1973 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"

Film release premierFilm Release

1982 Shaolin Temple" martial arts film released, first Hong Kong feature filmed in China, directed by Chang Hsin Yen, starring Jet Li in his debut role

Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 1986 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
  • 1991 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon and four TV crew captured and held for 40 days by Iraqis in the Persian Gulf

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1995 52nd Golden Globes: "Forrest Gump", Tom Hanks, & Jessica Lange win

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1996 53rd Golden Globes: "Sense and Sensibility", Nicolas Cage, & Sharon Stone win

  • 2001 58th Golden Globes: "Gladiator", Tom Hanks, & Julia Roberts win