On This Day

Events in Film & TV on January 27

  • 1950 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win
  • 1961 "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
  • 1969 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)
  • 1970 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1976 "Laverne & Shirley" TV spinoff from "Happy Days" starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams premieres on ABC TV

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1979 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Jon Voight
Actor
Jon Voight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1990 6th Sundance Film Festival: "Chameleon Street" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1991 7th Sundance Film Festival: "Poison" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1992 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee
  • 2008 24th Sundance Film Festival: "Frozen River", directed by Courtney Hunt, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2013 29th Sundance Film Festival: "Fruitvale Station", directed by Ryan Coogler, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2016 On This Day receives its second substantial face-lift, courtesy of a fresh new website design and brand by design studio Fhoke. Dedicated history and film and television channels are launched alongside the new design.