Events in Film & TV on January 9

  • 1894 William K.L. Dickson's motion picture "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" aka "Fred Ott's Sneeze" receives first US copyright for the format; it was filmed a few days earlier at Edison Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

Music History

1936 Noël Coward's stage drama "Astonished Heart" premieres in London

  • 1940 James Thurber and Elliott Nugent's stage comedy "The Male Animal" premieres at the Cort Theater. NYC; runs for 243 performances

Music History

1956 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live, for a 2nd time, on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series

Television Premiere

1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

Music Single

1976 Ringo Starr releases single "Oh My My" in the UK

Film & TV History

1979 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"

  • 1984 "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)

Television Premiere

1989 "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS

Television Debut

1996 1st episode of TV sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun" by Bonnie and Terry Turner and starring John Lithgow and Kristen Johnston screens on NBC

Music History

1997 Heart attacks sends singer Frank Sinatra back to hospital

Film and TV Awards

2000 26th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Calista Flockhart win (TV)

  • 2001 American version of Belgian reality game show "The Mole" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 2001 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos

Film and TV Awards

2005 31st People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Matt LeBlanc & Marg Helgenberger win (TV)

  • 2006 11th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Brokeback Mountain wins Best Film
  • 2007 33rd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Jennifer Aniston win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Eva Longoria win (TV)