Events in Film & TV on January 27

  • 1950 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win

Musical Finale

1951 Leonard Bernstein's musical "Peter Pan", starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 320 performances

  • 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"

Television Premiere

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

Golden Globes

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

Music History

1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

  • 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.