On This Day … 01 February [2023]

Events People (Births) People (Deaths) John Ford John Martin Feeney (01 February 1894 to 31 August 1973), known professionally as John Ford, was an American film director and naval officer. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford made frequent use of location shooting and wide… Read More

On This Day … 31 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (31 January 1902 to 12 December 1968) was an American actress. Primarily an actress of the stage, Bankhead also appeared in several prominent films including an award-winning performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat (1944) (The film is set entirely on a lifeboat launched from a passenger vessel… Read More

On This Day … 30 January [2023]

People (Births) John Ireland John Benjamin Ireland (30 January 1914 to 21 March 1992) was a Canadian actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in All the King’s Men (1949), making him the first Vancouver-born actor to receive an Oscar nomination. Ireland was a supporting actor in several Western films such… Read More

On This Day … 29 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Tom Selleck Thomas William Selleck (born 29 January 1945) is an American actor. His breakout role was playing private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988), for which he received five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, winning in 1985. Since 2010, Selleck… Read More

On This Day … 28 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) John Banner John Banner (born Johann Banner, 28 January 1910 to 28 January 1973) was an Austrian-born American actor, best known for his role as Sergeant Schultz in the situation comedy TV series Hogan’s Heroes (1965-1971). Schultz, constantly encountering evidence that inmates of his stalag were actively conducting anti-German espionage and… Read More

On This Day … 27 January [2023]

People (Births) James Cromwell James Oliver Cromwell (born 27 January 1940) is an American actor and activist. Some of his best-known films include Babe (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile (1999), The Queen (2006), Secretariat (2010), The Artist (2011), and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). Cromwell is also well… Read More

On This Day … 26 January [2023]

Events People (Births) John Logie Baird John Logie Baird FRSE (13 August 1888 to 14 June 1946) was a Scottish inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator who demonstrated the world’s first live working television system on 26 January 1926. He went on to invent the first publicly demonstrated colour television system and the first viable purely… Read More