On This Day

Events in Film & TV on January 7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1894 William K.L. Dickson captures "Fred Ott's Sneeze" as a motion picture at Thomas Edison's Black Mariah Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1925 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC

Jazz Singer and Silent Actor Al Jolson
Jazz Singer and Silent Actor
Al Jolson
  • 1955 WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • 1968 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
  • 1973 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1982 "Fame" premieres on NBC TV

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2001 27th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress
Jennifer Aniston
Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • 2003 "In Da Club" single is released by 50 Cent (MTV Video Music Award Best Rap Video and Best New Artist 2003, Billboard Song of the Year 2003)
  • 2007 Danish TV drama "The Killing" created by Søren Sveistrup and starring Sofie Gråbøl premieres on DR1
  • 2008 13th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: No Country for Old Men wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2009 35th People's Choice Awards: Will Smith & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Christina Applegate win (TV)

Film release premierFilm Release

2011 "The King's Speech", starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter, is released in United Kingdom

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2015 41st People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey & Jennifer Lawrence win (movie star), Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pomero (TV dramatic)

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2018 75th Golden Globes: "Ladybird", "The Handmaid's Tale", Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K. Brown among the winners, Oprah Winfrey accepts Lifetime award with powerful speech

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
Actor Joseph Fiennes
Actor
Joseph Fiennes
Actress Elisabeth Moss
Actress
Elisabeth Moss