Events in Film & TV on January 24

Music History

1933 Noël Coward's stage comedy "Design for Living", starring Alfred Lunt; Lynn Fontanne, and Coward himself, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 155 performances

Film Release

1939 Adventure film "Gunga Din", based on the poem by Rudyard Kipling and starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is released

Film Release

1940 "The Grapes of Wrath", directed by John Ford and based on John Steinbeck's novel of the same name, starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, is released

Music History

1959 Dmitri Shostakovich's comedy "Cheryomushk" premieres in Moscow

  • 1959 WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting

Pro Wrestling

1963 Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champion

  • 1964 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • 1966 WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1975 "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV

Golden Globes

1976 33rd Golden Globes: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Jack Nicholson, & Louise Fletcher win

  • 1988 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
  • 1988 4th Sundance Film Festival: "Heat and Sunlight" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1988 NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"

Film & TV History

2006 Walt Disney International and Bob Iger announce it is buying computer animation film studio Pixar for $7.4 billion

  • 2016 TV drama "The X-Files" returns after 13 years, reuniting lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and produced again by Chris Carter