Events in Film & TV on January 29

  • 1964 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million

Film release premierFilm Premier

1964 "Dr Strangelove", directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, premieres

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
Actor George C. Scott
Actor
George C. Scott
  • 1967 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1977 34th Golden Globes: Rocky, Peter Finch, & Faye Dunaway win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 US 39-cent stamp is released 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