Events in Film & TV on January 31

  • 1949 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)

Television Premiere

1958 "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host

Film Premiere

1961 "The Misfits" premieres in NYC, final movie for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe

  • 1984 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network

Music Premiere

1985 Max Showalter and Peter Walker's musical "Harrigan 'n Hart", starring Harry Groening and Mark Hamill, opens at Longacre Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances

Golden Globes

1987 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Bob Hoskins, & Marlee Matlin win

  • 1991 "Close-Up", Iranian film directed by Abbas Kiarostami, starring Hossain Sabzian and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, is released
  • 1993 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film Premiere

1994 Mexican telenovela "Marimar" starring Thalia and Eduardo Capetillo premieres

  • 1999 15th Sundance Film Festival: "Three Seasons" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Television Debut

1999 Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" 1st airs on Fox TV

  • 2010 26th Sundance Film Festival: "Winter's Bone", directed by Debra Granik, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic