Events in Film & TV on January 25

  • 1937 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
  • 1949 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
  • 1953 WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

1961 Walt Disney's animated film "101 Dalmatians", based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1966 WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 Robert Altman's film M*A*S*H premieres
  • 1970 "MASH", directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, is released (Palme d'Or 1970)
  • 1971 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1975 32nd Golden Globes: "Chinatown", Jack Nicholson, & Gena Rowlands win

Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1987 3rd Sundance Film Festival: "Waiting for the Moon" and "The Trouble with Dick" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music awardsMusic Awards

1988 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 US VP George H. W. Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1991 Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
  • 1998 14th Sundance Film Festival: "Slam" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2004 61st Golden Globes: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", Sean Penn, and Charlize Theron win

Actress Charlize Theron
Actress
Charlize Theron
Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn
  • 2004 20th Sundance Film Festival: "Primer", directed by Shane Carruth, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2009 25th Sundance Film Festival: "Precious" based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2015 Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014