Events in Film & TV on January 31

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

1976 3rd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1981 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Robert De Niro, & Mary Tyler Moore win

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" first airs on Fox

  • 1999 15th Sundance Film Festival: "Three Seasons" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2010 26th Sundance Film Festival: "Winter's Bone", directed by Debra Granik, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic