Events in Film & TV on January 22

  • 1931 VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
  • 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS
  • 1947 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens in Hollywood, California
  • 1958 KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC
  • 1985 Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
  • 1987 Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism

Golden Globes

1994 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Tom Hanks, & Holly Hunter win

Film & TV History

2010 Conan O'Brien's last The Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot

  • 2018 Netflix becomes the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world worth $100 billion