Events in Film & TV on January 8

  • 1929 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • 1955 WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 The Who and The Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC

Television Debut

1978 TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy

Music History

1981 Joseph Papp's revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, and Kevin Kline, opens at the Uris Theater, NYC; runs for 772 performances and wins a Tony Award

Television Premiere

1991 "Davis Rules" with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV

Film & TV History

1993 NBC offers "The Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Film & TV History

1993 Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" debuts at the Toronto Film Fetsival - will become lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million

Musical Finale

1995 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls", starring Nathan Lane, closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 1143 performances, winning 4 Tony and 7 Drama Desk Awards

American Music Awards

2001 28th American Music Awards: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win

  • 2009 14th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Slumdog Millionaire wins Best Film

People's Choice Awards

2014 40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana Katić win (Dramatic TV)

Golden Globes

2017 74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win