Events in Film & TV on January 26

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926 John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 1927 Maxwell Anderson's play "Saturday's Children" premieres in New York City
  • 1931 "Cimarron" directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne premieres in New York. 1st western to win Best Outstanding Production/Picture (1931)
  • 1949 WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Jack Smith takes over from Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"
  • 1959 KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND/PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1974 31st Golden Globes: "The Exorcist", Al Pacino, & Marsha Mason win

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 1979 "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on US TV network CBS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1985 42nd Golden Globes: "Amadeus", F. Murray Abraham, & Sally Field win

Music awardsMusic Awards

1987 14th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
Singer Lionel Richie
Singer
Lionel Richie
  • 1987 Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title
  • 1992 8th Sundance Film Festival: "In the Soup" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1997 13th Sundance Film Festival: "Sunday" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2003 19th Sundance Film Festival: "American Splendor", directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music releaseMusic Single

2009 "Blame It (On the Alcohol)" single released by Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain (Billboard Song of the Year 2009)

Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx
  • 2014 30th Sundance Film Festival: "Whiplash", directed by Damien Chazelle, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic