Events in Film & TV on January 30

Film & TV History

1930 Vladimir Mayakovsky's drama "The Bathhouse (Bunya)" premieres in Leningrad

Film Premiere

1931 "City Lights", American silent romantic comedy film directed by Charlie Chaplin, starring himself and Virginia Cherrill, premieres at Los Angeles Theater

  • 1933 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
  • 1950 "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • 1956 KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
  • 1961 KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting

Radio Premiere

1978 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing the late-night "Larry King Show" on radio, from Miami, Florida

  • 1994 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1995 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
  • 2000 16th Sundance Film Festival: "Girlfight" and "You Can Count on Me" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2005 21st Sundance Film Festival: "Forty Shades of Blue", directed by Ira Sachs, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2011 27th Sundance Film Festival: "Like Crazy", directed by Drake Doremus, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2013 Spy drama "The Americans" created by Joe Weisberg, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys premieres on FX