Events in Film & TV on January 26

Film & TV History

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

Theater Premiere

1927 Maxwell Anderson's play "Saturday's Children" premieres in New York City

Historic Publication

1929 Rube Goldberg's "The Inventions of Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts, A.K.," cartoon series first published in "Colliers Weekly"

Film Premiere

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
  • 1954 Groundbreaking begins on Disneyland
  • 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
  • 1979 "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on US TV network CBS

Music History

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

  • 1987 Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title
  • 1992 8th Sundance Film Festival: "In the Soup" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film & TV History

1995 NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

  • 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
  • 2003 American late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" debuts on ABC-TV

Music Single

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

  • 2014 30th Sundance Film Festival: "Whiplash", directed by Damien Chazelle, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music History

2022 Spotify removes Neil Young's music from its streaming platform after the singer-songwriter's ultimatum in objection to COVID-19 misinformation in Joe Rogan's podcasts [1]