Events in Film & TV on January 29

Film & TV History

1920 Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week

  • 1959 Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
  • 1964 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million

Music Premiere

1966 Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" premieres at Palace Theater in NYC for 608 performances

  • 1967 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King

Golden Globes

1983 40th Golden Globes: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

  • 1989 5th Sundance Film Festival: "True Love" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1995 11th Sundance Film Festival: "The Brothers McMullen" and "The Young Poisoner's Handbook" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2006 22nd Sundance Film Festival: "Quinceanera", directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film & TV History

2006 US Postal Service releases 39-cent stamp featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award

  • 2012 28th Sundance Film Festival: "The House I Live In", directed by Eugene Jarecki, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film Premiere

2018 Marvel film "Black Panther" directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman premieres in Los Angeles